16 September 2010
A RARE ALTERED JADE BANGLE
EARLY 2ND MILLENIUM BC
Wider on one side and tapering towards the other, with a bow-string band around the circumference; together with two pendants made from bangle fragments, 2nd millenium BC, each later carved during the Shang dynasty with a taotie mask at one end, a plain area in front of the mask pierced, the longer pendant with remains of a bow-string band behind the mask
2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.; 2 5/8 and 2 in. (6.5 and 5.3 cm.) long (3)
Bangle: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
First pendant: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
Second pendant: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963.
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The bangle is similar to one in the Winthrop Collection, illustrated by M. Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1975, p. 134, no. 168.
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