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Pendant in form of a fish

16th–11th century B.C.E.

Tan-colored jade (nephrite)

3 1/2 × 1 in. (8.9 × 2.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard Balensweig, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1973.162.14
Geography: 
Excavated in Ho-yang, China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Shang dynasty (1600–1046 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.