Pendant in the Shape of a Phoenix Maker: Unknown

3rd - 2nd century B.C.E.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

Jade (nephrite), pale yellow-gray with brown flecking


4 1/4 × 3/8 in. (10.8 × 1 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number



Eastern Zhou or (770–221 B.C.E.) Western Han (206 B.C.E-9 C.E)


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Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1952
  • Denise Patry Leidy, "Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery," Arts of Asia (May–June 2020), 24, fig. 5
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 286, ill
  • Ruth Spelman, The Arts of China: A Retrospective, exh. cat. (Greenvale, N.Y.: C.W. Post Art Gallery, 1977), 34, no. 35, ill
  • George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 14, no. 17, ill
  • Alfred Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China (Berkeley, Calif.: Gillick Press, 1938), no. 1, pl. 43
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pendants (jewelry)

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