H x W x D: 4.5 × 9.4 × 0.6 cm (1 3/4 × 3 11/16 × 1/4 in)
Jewelry and Ornament
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
ca. 1250-ca. 1050 BCE
Late Shang dynasty, Anyang period
Pendant, profile animal; long tail raised to loop; few carved details; pierced; opaque tans. (Calcified; brown substance on surface; deposits of cinnabar.)
From at least 1930
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island, New York, from at least 1930 
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to Otto Kümmel, Jörg Trübner zum Gedächtnis: Ergebnisse seiner letzten chinesischen Reisen (Berlin, Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag, 1930), p. 60, pl. 30e.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings (February 25, 2023 to April 28, 2024)
The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China (September 28, 1987 to January 1, 1989)