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2006bc1441 jpg l

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Acquired in 1974 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 20
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 1200 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Shang white bird pendant with large head, angled underside
dimensions
Length: 3.8 cm, Width: 2.2 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
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Purchase from the Percy D. Krolik collection, previously on loan to V&A
id
85191
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:08:44.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:08:44.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
FE.103-1974
museum_number_token
fe1031974
object_number
O110189
object_type
Pendant
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Perching owl of semi-translucent white jade with opaque flecks and brown veining. Carved partly in the round as a swooping figure angles with head slightly raised, the head a disc with small beak and two raised circles for eyes, the body with three V marks in relief down the back, the folded wings tapering and with thread lines in relief outlining the form and curling into angular decorative motifs, the spreading, bifurcated tail similarly decorated. The underside presents a flat, raised plane with incisions for the feet, angles at the front and pierced longitudinally for attachment; a cord also passed through a perforation in the tail now open at the rear side.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC1441
production_note
James Watt opinion 11/6/1987: like Shang types from Fu Hao tomb.
production_type
public_access_description
Small pieces of jade carved in the shape of animals or birds were worn as pendants in ancient China. When the owners died their pendants were buried with them. The present example is carved in the round, representing a bird with a round head, two round eyes and a small beak. The jade is very white.
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
-1196
year_start
-1205