18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 50,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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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Diedrich-Abbes Collection, 1959.
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.