14 September 2009
A RARE SMALL PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE PENDANT/FINIAL
SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY BC
The thick plaque carved on both sides as a seated humanoid figure with bent legs, large head with pierced crest, scooped nose and circular eyes, with grooved lines along the backbone, and a cross within a circle on the haunches, with a small bifurcated tab projecting from the lower edge, the semi-translucent stone of even color
1 13/16 in. (4.4 cm.) high
A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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A. Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China, Berkeley, California, 1938, pl. XX(5).
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