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Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Chinese Asia,East Asia,China
Pendant with taotie head and cicadalike body.
Late Shang dynasty, 13th/11th century B.C.
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Pale green jade with tan markings. The animal face is topped by two large pointed horns which flank a small two-parted projection. The lower part of the object is covered by two concentric pairs of crested double spirals. The perforation of the projection between the horns is drilled from both sides. Both sides identical. (Salmony, 1952)
7.0 x 4.2 x .4 cm.2 3/4" length; 1 5/8" width; 3/16" greatest thickness
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection
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