BIRD SIMILAR TO THE BIRD IN THE TOMB OF FU HAO

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Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 55BIRD SIMILAR TO THE BIRD IN THE TOMB OF FU HAO
BIRD SIMILAR TO THE BIRD IN THE TOMB OF FU HAO
Jade
China
Late Shang period, about 1300 in front of
LENGTH 4.2 CM
This formally well-closed bird with a very beautiful Polish has been part of a hanger, there's a Ösengang. The Jade has a yellow-green color with brown to dark brown areas. In by light and the area is very bright, otherwise, the root is yellowish to opaque (head). On the upper side of a fine line is ground the bird pattern, volute on the wing approach. This type of Bird was in the archaic Shang period was very popular, known, inter alia, findings from the tomb of Fu Hao are

This Jade is published in the book of FILIPPO SALVIATI: “THE MYSTERIOUS STONE: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Han in private collections” (publication date spring 2017)

Notes by Prof. Salviati: Small bird-shaped carvings similar to the present one are attested in the late Shang period tombs: a few examples, one of which matches the present Lot, have come to light from the tomb of Lady Fu Hao (C. 1250 BC), excavated in 1976 at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province. The matching example is reproduced in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Yinxu yuqi 殷墟玉器 (Jades from Yinxu), Wenwu Chubanshe, Beijing, 1981, pl.63, right, and described as a ‘swallow’. The motifs incised in double lines on the wings of the present Lot are similar to those engraved on the bird and other animal-shaped jade from Fu Hao's tomb. However, the excavated bird is not pierced with a hole for suspension as the counterpart presented here.

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From an Italian collection
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