Silkworm pendant 龙首蚕身形玉饰 - ROM2005_3523_1

ROM2005_3523_1

Silkworm pendant 龙首蚕身形玉饰

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Reportedly from northern Henan province, China
Date: 14th - 8th century BC
Period: Shang - Western Zhou Dynasty
Dimensions:
1 x 4 x 0.7 cm
Object number: 932.16.19
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionNicely carved on light green jade, this pendant is tapering arc-shaped creature that has segmented body of the slikworm and the head of a dragon with back-curving tusks. There is a complex bore beneath tip of body, while slanting conical perforations meet under the jaw for stringing. Traces of earth in crevasses are observable. 玉质青白色,半透明,打磨光润。整体长条形,略弯曲,龙头碾琢臣字目,睛凸起,蚕身分为六节。有无钻孔?(古方)
Collection:
China
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