Lot 11

Pendant with Anthropomorphic Kneeling Figure and Phoenix, Western Zhou Period (1066-771 BCE)

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

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The large, stunning pendant is expertly carved on both sides. The nephrite is a pale, milky white-green on one side, and has deep, dark brown inclusions on the other. The image, identical on either side, depicts a crouching anthropomorphic figure with a Phoenix perched on its head. The kneeling human figure appears partially transformed, with talons for feet and arms/hands as wings. The Phoenix body is expressed as an Archimedean spiral with its beak at the center of loop. There is a suspension perforation at the the top/center of the pendant. A similar piece was unearthed in Tomb 31 at the cemetery of the Marquis of Jin in Shanxi.


Jade, H: 5 1/8 in. W: 2 1/8 in. Th: 3/8 - 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). (#1057)
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