Pendant in the form of a dragon with raised dragon elements

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-400 BCE
Jade (nephrite)
H x W x D: 3.7 x 10.6 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 4 3/16 x 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament


China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)

To 1964
Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY, method of acquisition unknown [1]

1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY, purchased in New York, NY from Frank Caro Chinese Art on August 27, 1964 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]


[1] Frank Caro stock number FC 227, “Jade pendent ‘S’ shaped dragon with stylized cloud motifs in relief. Grayish buff jade. East Chou [Zhou]. Lt: 4 ¼ in,” see invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art to Arthur M. Sackler, August 27, 1964, copy in object file.

[2] See invoice cited in note 1.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Frank Caro Chinese Art 1962-1980

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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