Bird Pendant
On View In:
Gallery 215
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Bird Pendant  
Date:   1050-770 B.C.  
Medium:   Highly calcified jade with deep yellow-green clouds with traces of red pigment  
Dimensions:   1 x 1 1/4 x 3/16 in. (2.54 x 3.18 x 0.4 cm)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury  
Location:   Gallery 215  

Object Description  
Classification:   Jade (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   Seated bird in silhouette, goose, incised details, both sides identical; perforation drilled at lower part of bird's neck; traces of red pigment. Pendant shows seated bird in profile described as wild goose. Highly calcified jade with deep-green clouds, remnants of the original color; traces of red pigment and earthlike substance. Biconical perforation for stringing at base of neck.  
Creation Place:   Asia, China, , ,  
Accession #:   50.46.227  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts