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Pendant in the Form of a Phoenix

3rd century B.C.E.

Pale yellow-gray jade (nephrite) with brown flecking

4 1/4 × 3/8 in. (10.8 × 1 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1952.52.30
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–221 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York, to 1952; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Alfred Salmony, Carved Jade of Ancient China (Berkeley, Calif.: Gillick Press, 1938), no. 1, pl. 43.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 14, no. 17, ill.

Ruth Spelman, The Arts of China: A Retrospective, exh. cat. (Greenvale, N.Y.: C.W. Post Art Gallery, 1977), 34, no. 35, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 46–48, no. 14, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 286, ill.

Denise Patry Leidy, “Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery,” Arts of Asia (May–June 2020): 24, fig. 5.

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.