05 août 2014

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later

Jade demon mask, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) or later. Height: 5.800 cm - Width: 4.800 cm. Asia OA 28:3. Private Collection © 2003 Private Collection. This powerful, half-human face has an open jaw with fangs. Veins are incised on the forehead and small bunches of hair encircle the two horns. The back of the head is hollowed out and a central hole pierces the mask vertically. It is not known what the mask was made for, but it could have been a fitting or inlay for some larger item in another material which has not survived. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2014

JAR Paris - Pendant Brooch, jade, garnets, sapphires, spinels, tourmalines, diamonds, silver and gold

JAR Paris - Pendant Brooch, jade, garnets, sapphires, spinels, tourmalines, diamonds, silver and gold.
25 juillet 2014

jade Bi Discs, Eastern Han Dynasty & Qianlong period,

Bi Disc, 1726-1795, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong period. Jade, mounted on a carved teakwood stand. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E24776 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Bi Disc, Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 C.E.). Jade. Anonymous Gift, 1945, E39477 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The bi disc is prescribed in the Western Han dynasty (206-8 B.C.E.) Book of Rites as one of six ritual jade shapes in ancient China, although they are also found in burials dating to 2500 B.C.E. Although the meaning of... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 4th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade

Pendant (yuan), 4th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade, H: 0.6 W: 8.8 D: 8.8 cm, China, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.609 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant in the form of a disk (yuan) with raised knobs, 475-221 B.C.E., Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, Jade

Pendant in the form of a disk (yuan) with raised knobs, 475-221 B.C.E., Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, Jade (nephrite), W: 8.2 cm, China, Purchase F1948.12 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade, H: 0.4 W: 5.1 D: 5.1 cm, China, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.687 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade, H: 0.4 W: 4.6 D: 4.6 cm, China, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.709 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 5th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty

Pendant (yuan), 5th-3rd century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty, Jade. H: 0.3 W: 3.9 D: 3.9 cm. China. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler S1987.662 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty. Jade. H: 0.5 W: 4.1 D: 4.1 cm. China. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler S1987.66 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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23 juillet 2014

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty

Pendant (yuan), 5th-4th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty. Jade. H: 0.6 W: 7.0 D: 7.0 cm. China. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler S1987.720 © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
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