Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475 – 221 BC

Length: 5 1/2 inches, 14 cm

Thickness: 1/4 inch, 0.5 cm


A jade pendant of arched form, huang, terminating in pronounced dragonheads at either end. A small hole for suspension is drilled at the top of the arch. The semi-translucent stone is of even, yellowish tone and has brownish patches and calcified areas in places.


This exquisitely carved jade huang pendant was originally a component part of a set of pendants, strung in rows with beads, together creating a tingling sound when worn.