© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Numbers: CH0116-330 AK1115-130
ARCHED DECORATIVE PENDANT HUANG WITH DRAGON HEADS
Jade
China
Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 5th cent. BC
LENGTH 13,6 CM; WIDTH 3,5 CM

A huang in form of one third of a circle, both ends are composed with heads of archaic kui dragons, which look stout and angular. Dominant is, however, the relief engraved with great precision presenting unmistakable archaic motifs in C- or S-form with ends that are twisted spirally. Particularly fascinating is the compact, on both sides same and spiritedly executed composition. The milky green-grey jade is entirely light-green in focused backlighting, excepting the yellow to dark areas with weathering due to age. In part distinct age characteristics, partly almost unaffected condition. 玉龙头璜 – 东周, 公元前5世纪 长 13,6 厘米; 宽 3,5 厘米

Expertise:
Univ. Prof. Dr. Filippo Salviati, Object description: Wolfmar Zacken

From an Austrian-Hungarian collection

Accompanying this jade, is an expertise by Univ. Prof. Dr. Filippo Salviati. Also from him, is the following information about comparative examples from publicized excavations or offered from specialist literature: The comma-like motifs carved on this huang match those used to decorate a number of Eastern Zhou jades excavated from tomb 270 at the Fenshuiling site, Changzhi city, Shanxi Province, which display the same variegated vocabulary of scrolls seen on the present one. For images of the jades excavated at Fengshuiling, see here.