06 août 2017

Bird-shaped hairpin, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Bird-shaped hairpin, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 1 1/2 in x W. 1 5/8 in x D. 1/16 in, H. 3.8 cm x W. 4.1 cm x D. .16 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J815 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. This phoenix-like bird has a U-shaped contour. The gentle slope of the neck arches naturally downwards, and the body widens at the abdomen. The tail curves back up, almost at a vertical, and splits off into three sections. The outermost segment has been broken... [Lire la suite]
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