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Jade Figure

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

This jade object shows the profile of a god-man head. Wearing a decorative hat, the ferocious image has long eyebrow, triangle eye, crooked nose, and a big mouth revealing three teeth. The lower end of this object was broken and it is presumed that it should have a long neck to be fixed on a certain article as a decoration.

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Details

  • Title: Jade Figure
  • Date Created: Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w3.4 x h2.3 x d0.26 cm (Overall)
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Jinsha Site Museum, http://www.jinshasitemuseum.com/gongg/201211/444.html
  • Technique (技术/工艺): Carving, drilling with tube
  • Culture (文化): Primitive Religion in Ancient China

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