Lot 44

Pendant of a Man with Dragon Decorations, Western Zhou Period (1066-771 BCE)

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

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This flat, translucent jade pendant portrays a finely dressed man with a large double dragon hair ornament. The dragon ornament is in the shape of and inverted "U" and is separated from the sides of the man's head by openwork carving. The dragon's heads are turned down towards the man's shoulders and its tail points upwards and is rolled up to form the suspension perforation. The man's robe is decorated with a crosshatch pattern on the belt, collar, and hem of his robe. His face is round with large eyes, thick eyebrows, flat-nose, full lips. His straight hair is visible from the backside of the pendant. A similar pendant was unearthed from Tomb No. 8 in the Cemetery of the Maquis of Jin, Shanxi Province.


Jade, H: 5 in. W: 2 3/16 in. Th: 3/16 in. With a certificate of authenticity issued by Gu Fang, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) (#376)
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