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TWO JADE CARVINGS OF RECUMBENT ANIMALS
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LEONARD AND MRS. ANN MARSAK
TWO JADE CARVINGS OF RECUMBENT ANIMALS

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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TWO JADE CARVINGS OF RECUMBENT ANIMALS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The first is an elephant, its head resting on its forelegs and turned to one side towards the flicked tail. The underside bears a fourteen-character archaistic inscription. The pale grey stone has areas of dark brown and russet coloring. The second is a recumbent ram shown with legs tucked under the body and head facing forward, the body pierced vertically. The softly polished, yellowish-green stone has opaque areas of pale russet and buff-brown color.
3 and 1¾ in. (7.5 and 4.5 cm.) long
Provenance
Both: Ashkenazi & Co., San Francisco, the first 1987, the second 1989. Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Ann Marsak Collection.

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