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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 316

    A GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A PIG

    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC

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    Estimate

    A GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A PIG
    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC
    The rounded rectangular block carved as a recumbent pig with flat snout, with deep slanting grooves delineating the ears, the front and rear legs and the small tail which is drilled through its base, the pale greenish-white stone imbued with warm color from the brownish areas which may be a result of alteration
    4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Diedrich-Abbes Collection, 1959.


    Exhibited

    The Columbia University Exhibition of Three Thousand Years of the Ceramic Art and Ancient Sculpture of China from the Sackler Collections, Low Memorial Library, New York, 1962.