Lot 41

Openwork Pendant with Human Figures and Dragons, Western Zhou Period (1066-771 BCE)

Estimate: $7,000 - $8,000

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A similar example of this finely carved pendant was found in a Western Zhou burial site (Tomb #157) in Shaanxi province. The pendant depicts a popular motif in Western Zhou jade carvings, anthropomorphism. There is a man-dragon assemblage with three serpentine dragons, one small human head, and one human figure. The larger human figure has thick eyebrows, large eyes, long hair with a bun on top, and bird-like feet. The smaller human head, which has the same thick eyebrows and top bun, is perched above all other figures and faces the opposite direction of the larger human figure.


Jade, H: 3 7/8 in. W: 1 1/4 in. Th: 1/8 in. With a certificate of authenticity issued by Gu Fang, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) (# 9781)
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