Anonymous / Plaque with Demonic Mask / Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty, 2nd millennium B.C.Anonymous
Plaque with Demonic Mask
Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty, 2nd millennium B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Chinese Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Name-CRT: Anonymous
Title: Plaque with Demonic Mask
Title Type: preferred
View: Front view
Creation Start Date: -200
Creation End Date: -100
Creation Date: Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty, 2nd millennium B.C.
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Pale yellow and green jade, with brown markings. Most details of the face are indicated in thread-like lines. Openwork occurs on the discs attached to the ear-lobes, and on the lower frame of the neck. The flaring top- and base-bars are notched. The roof-shaped upper lip bares four large teeth. The narrow edges of top and base have each three symmetrically arranged bore-holes, of which only the two lateral ones are met by corresponding bore-holes from the back. Back plain. (Salmony, 1952)
Dimensions: 4.4 x 8.9 x .9 cm.3 1/2" length; 1 3/4" hgt; 3/8" thickness
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1950.372
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection
AMICA ID: AIC_.1950.372
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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