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Jadeite Pendant

Unknown801 AH

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

A very dark olive-green shield shaped nephrite pendant, with slightly upward swept tips on either side, surmounted by a transversely pierced rectilinear bail. Relief carved and incised on either face with near identical decoration, featuring a central cartouche echoing the shape of the medallion containing meandering foliage bearing blossoms in profile springing from a larger blossom, probably a lotus, situated at the base of the medallion. This is framed by a further meander of the same type as featured within the cartouche, though without a lotus blossom. All decoration finely outlined, the petals and leaves with tiny grooves to create a sense of depth.

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Details

  • Title: Jadeite Pendant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 801 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: w5.38 x h5.21 cm
  • Decoration: Carved with vegetal patterns.
  • Type: Carved
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Jade

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