• Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird
  • Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird
  • Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird
  • Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird

Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird

Jewelry and Ornament
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
Jade (nephrite)
H x W x D: 10.4 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm (4 1/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 in)
China, Middle Yangzi valley, Hubei province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
亞瑟 M. 賽克勒贈送
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade handle has bird with delicate features etched onto surface. Bird has incised eyes, beak, legs and claws with crossed wings circling around back of handle. (Spotty calcification with brownish-colored areas on bottom. Straight brown line on chest of bird.)
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