A small archaic yellowish-green jade 'tiger' pendant Shang Dynasty  (2)

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Lot 110
A small archaic yellowish-green jade 'tiger' pendant
Shang Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 53,125 (US$ 6,769) inc. premium
A small archaic yellowish-green jade 'tiger' pendant
Shang Dynasty
The recumbent tiger with a slightly undulating back carved with its tail curled upwards and its legs tucked under the body, detailed with incised square eyes, diagonal ears and veins, with two holes drilled at the coiled tail and open jaws, the stone of a yellowish-green tone with ivory-white and brown inclusions, box.
3.8cm (1 1/2in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 商 玉虎佩

    Compare with four jade 'tiger' pendants, Shang dynasty, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 2 Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, Beijing, 2011, pp.152-153, nos.152-154.

    青玉質,略帶雞骨沁,俯首,翹尾,陰刻眉眼虎斑,用刀疏簡,形制小巧。嘴部和前腿,以及卷尾處成兩小穿。北京故宮藏有多件頗類似之商代玉虎,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇2》,北京,2011年,頁152及153,編號152至154。
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A small archaic yellowish-green jade 'tiger' pendant Shang Dynasty  (2)
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