Human pendant 侧身人形玉佩 - ROM2005_1463_1


Human pendant 侧身人形玉佩

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Reportedly from northern Henan province, China
Date: 13th-12th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
8.1 x 3.3 cm
Object number: 932.16.12
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThis pale green translucent jade human-like figural pendant was probably re-carved from a fragment of a bi-form ring, dated to a previous age. A tiny biconical perforation for hanging was made in the flange of the finely striated crest. This pendant is distinguished by the fineness of the carving, the representation of detail, especially of the ear and the back-flange, and the placement of a cross-in-circle device on the knee rather than on the rump of the figure, where it is more often found. Traces of earth and red pigment can be seen. 玉质青色,半透明,足部有褐色沁。整体扁平,造型为一侧身蹲踞人形,用减地法碾琢臣字目,小鼻,大口,云形耳,戴高冠,冠上、后背有扉棱,人体饰云纹,膝盖处刻一十字圆圈。通体磨光,温润,冠顶有一小圆穿。(古方)
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