Turtle pendant 玉龟 - ROM2005_3711_1


Turtle pendant 玉龟

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
1 x 4 x 2.3 cm
Object number: 960.241.110
Credit Line: The Dr. James M. Menzies Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionSemi-translucent yellow green jade is worked into a form of a turtle, with details of head protruding and bulging eyes. Its neck is defined by two rings, tail in relief, and other details on body in double angled cut. A biconical perforation is notably through mouth to underside. Its bottom is flat and additional biconical perforation under tail is through to underside. 玉质青白色,半透明,纯净,温润。圆雕。头部较大,阴刻鼻头,凸起圆睛,三条阴线刻画出颈部,背部浑圆,浮雕短尾。腹下平整、无纹。打磨、抛光精致。嘴部、尾下至背面各斜穿一孔,两面对钻。(古方)
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