Tiger pendant 玉虎 - ROM2005_3477_1


Tiger pendant 玉虎

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Reportedly from Anyang, China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
2.5 x 6 cm
Object number: 931.13.26
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionMade of mottled white jade tinged with grey at the jaw and foreleg, this thin pendant of a stalking tiger seen in profile, jaws down, legs bent forward, and back curving twice, was carved in outline. The drooping tail is broken off just at the (perforated) tip. There is a biconical perforation in the jaw and a minimum of simply incised and bevel-cut linear detail. There are traces of earth and red pigment on the reverse. 玉质青灰色,半透明,有褐色沁。整体片状,虎侧身伏卧,大耳,塌背,卷尾。通体磨光,阴刻长方形大眼、肢体、足爪,耳饰云纹。吻部一孔,尾部残,似有一孔。(古方)
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