Permanent Collection

The Ruins of Yin (Late 14th century – Mid 11th century BC)


Jade Decorative Piece of a Crested Human Head

Resource Identifier:

R009118

Description:

This piece, in the shape of the profile of a human head, can be divided into three sections: neck, head and crown. The features on the face are incised in thread relief. This rare piece is small in size, but is made of fine jade and delicately carved.

Date:

Late 14th-mid 11th century B.C.

Format:

Length 8.5 with 3.6 cm.

Coverage:

Tomb M331, Hsiao-t’un, Anyang, Honan