Lot 27

Pendant in the Shape of an "Ordos-Style" Tiger, Western Zhou Period (1066-771BCE)

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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The pendant is a pale green jade and translucent with some calcification on the head, tail, and feet. There are nine perforations overall: one marking the eye and likely used for suspension, a triangular one indicating the ear, six half-moon shapes which likely serve to highlight the musculature in the front legs and hindquarters, and a long narrow shape to separate the tail from the rump. The term "Ordos-Style" refers to the aesthetic found in the northern steppeland regions of the Western Zhou realms. A comparable example derives from excavated tombs M120 at Quianzhangda, Tengzhou, Shandong.


Jade, H: 1 3/4 in. W: 3 1/4 in. Th: 1/4 in. With a certificate of authenticity issued by Gu Fang, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) (#8697)
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