• 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

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: 6.8 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 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
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
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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