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2006bc1404 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Pelliot, P. Jades Archaiques de Chine appartenant a M. C T Loo, Paris and Brussels, 1925, pl. XVII(I) Shina Kogyoku Zuroku (Chinese Jades), Tokyo and Kyoto, 1955, pl. LXXX(2). Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 19
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 1100 BC-1000 BC (made)
descriptive_line
W. Zhou coiled dragon pendant
dimensions
Diameter: 8.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
85186
label
Dragon pendant Western Zhou dynasty 1100-1000 BC The pendant is shaped as a coiled dragon with its tail in its mouth. Carved nephrite jade Museum no. A.73-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:08:43.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:08:43.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 10
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.73-1936
museum_number_token
a731936
object_number
O110183
object_type
Pendant
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pendant in the form of a coiled dragon
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC1404
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Carved jade dragons or birds were worn as pendants in ancient China. When the owners died their pendants were buried with them. This piece in the form of a coiled dragon was made in the 12th-11th century BC, by which time jade carvers usually added more details to the surface.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
pendant-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1000
year_start
-1105