• Ornament (shi 飾) with mask and headdress
  • Ornament (shi 飾) with mask and headdress
  • Ornament (shi 飾) with mask and headdress

Ornament (shi 飾) with mask and headdress

Classification
Jewelry and Ornament
Maker(s)
Artist: Shijiahe culture 石家河 (ca. 2500-ca. 2000 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2500 - 2000 BCE
Object Date
ca. 2500 - 2000 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 6.8 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in)
Origin
China, Middle Yangzi valley, Hubei province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.880
人面冠紋牌飾
新石器時代晚期石家河文化(公元前2500--2000年)
中國長江流域中段,湖北省
軟玉
高6.8、寬3.8、厚1.3釐米
亞瑟 M. 賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.880
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
The semi-human face has a pronounced bulbous nose in relief; almond-shaped eyes with incised outlines; fangs pointing both up and down; mouth revealing two rows of teeth; tall ornamented headdress; mottled green jade with white marbling; multiple holes at the bottom of the face. (Condition: Roughly carved around back of suspension holes and on left side of mask; slight nicks in edges; traces of calcification.)
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