Bird pendant - ROM2005_3213_1


Bird pendant

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 4th Millennium BC
Period: Neolithic Hongshan culture
5.1 x 6.1 x 1 cm
Object number: 915.7.53
Credit Line: Gift of Sir Robert Mond
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionIn 1915, long before the discovery of the Neolithic Hongshan culture in China's Northeast, this jade pendant in the form of a bird entered the new and small collection of Chinese art in the ROM as the gift of Sir Robert Mond. The beauty is of light green and semi-tranlsucent jade. The bird appears in thick head and centre of body, thinning toward the outspread wing edges. Roughly rectangular form excluding the head, its body and wing divisions are indicated. Slanting conical perforations are met under the head on back for suspension cord. The only details are the faint relief lines to either side of the head & running down the centre of each wing. 玉质青白色,半透明,有条状白色杂质,褐色沁斑。鸮体近方形,作展翅欲飞状。鸮首三角形,双翅展开宽大,尾部梯形,腹、尾之间有一道凹线。背面平直无纹,有一对斜穿的孔。通体打磨光滑。(Gu Fang)
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