Ornament of a mythical creature (Pei huang)

Chinese
Shang dynasty
10th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 0.4 x 9.8 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.229

Medium or Technique

Nephrite with traces of cinnabar

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 273)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual objects

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ernest B. Dane