Rabbit pendant 玉兔 - ROM2005_3514_1


Rabbit pendant 玉兔

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Reportedly from Anyang, China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
2.1 x 4.4 cm
Object number: 931.13.338
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThis pendant is dark green jade, semi-translucent where it is thinner at the edges, and showing lighter green patches on both sides. The piece is small and thin, slightly concave on one face, and slightly convex on other. The silhouette of the animal in profile is relatively open and angular. Scored and incised details are similar on both sides: a high round eye, an ear-body dividing line, haunches, mouth, and paws. A biconical perforation through scoring of mouth and paws indicates the division between neck and foreleg. Traces of earth and red pigment remain. 玉质墨色,半透明,有絮状纹理、朱砂、泥土痕迹。整体呈扁平状,兔伏卧,前视,大耳贴在背上,臀部翘起,短尾上翘,四肢前屈,足爪向下,蓄势待发。通体磨光,无纹,颈下一穿孔。(古方)
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