Lot 3410
  • 3410

EIGHT SMALL TURQUOISE PENDANTS WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY |

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20,000 - 30,000 HKD
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Description

  • largest l. 3.7 cm, 1 1/2  in.
comprising four silkworms, a rabbit and three animal masks, the stone of pale to darker turquoise tone with occasional dark rivering

Provenance

J.J. Lally & Co., New York

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find turquoise pendants of the Western Zhou dynasty. A turquoise taotie mask excavated at the site of the late Shang or early Western Zhou cemetery in Qianzhang, Tengzhou, Shandong province is illustrated in the catalogue of the special exhibition at the Shenzhen Museum, Yushi zhi hun: Zhongguo she hui ke xue yuan kao gu yan jiu suo fa jue chu tu shang zhou yu qi jing pin [Soul of jade and stone: Selected jades from Shang and Zhou dynasties excavated by the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences], Beijing, 2013, p. 139, where a similarly carved jade pendant to the current rabbit is also illustrated, p. 137.
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