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A RARE LARGE ALTERED JADE TAOTIE MASK PENDANT

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A RARE LARGE ALTERED JADE TAOTIE MASK PENDANT
SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC
A RARE LARGE ALTERED JADE TAOTIE MASK PENDANT SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1200-1100 BC Of shield shape, one side carved in double lines with a cicada-like body in the triangular lower section below a nose, eyes and brows flanked by ears, all below an irregular conical hole positioned below a chevron crest flanked by the pair of horns, the reverse similarly carved in single lines except for the eyes, the stone now opaque and of dark ivory color; together with a small altered jade ge , Shang dynasty, the blade tapering towards the edges, the tang with a conical hole, the opaque stone of buff color 3¾ and 5 3/16 in. (9.5 and 13.3 cm.) long (2)

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Auktionsdatum: 18.03.2009
Adresse: Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center