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2006bc1416 jpg l

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Acquired in 1973 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
4th century BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Length: 10.2 cm, Thickness: 0.7 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Private collection: Krolik, No. 18, 19.
id
79173
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:43:59.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:43:59.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade with carved decoration
museum_number
FE.28-1973
museum_number_token
fe281973
object_number
O102858
object_type
Pendant
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pale yellow-greenish jade with traces of cinnabar. Cut from a flat section of stone tapered slightly from head to foot and finished square at the edges, the surfaces with a moderate polish. The dragon body descends from the straight head in a slow curve tapering only slightly and broadening a little at the blunt-ended tail which begins to turn upwards. Within a raised frame the body is covered with relief curls. The head shows a projecting er, a long curled snout and short angular lower jaw, the mouth being outlined by a ropework band; the eye of FE.28 is oval and that of FE.29 diamond-shaped. There are small perforations for the suspension in the centre of each body. FE.29 has chip on tail.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC1416
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
In 4th-century BC China fashionable for noblemenwore jade pendants. This is one of a pair of dragon-shaped pendants that would have been strung together with other beads, tubes, plaques and rings to form a pendant set. A nobleman would have worn it suspended from a girdle.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
pendant-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-300
year_start
-400