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A 'CHICKEN-BONE' JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
A 'CHICKEN-BONE' JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

18TH CENTURY

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A 'CHICKEN-BONE' JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
18TH CENTURY
The thick plaque is carved on one side with a scene of a traveler holding an umbrella accompanied by an attendant carrying a qin travelling through a rocky landscape, and the reverse is carved with a figure contemplating the distant mountains from a small hut. One narrow side has a five-character inscription Fengxue yegui ren (Returning home on a snowy night) and the other narrow side has a four-character inscription Huangzi bashi hao (Huang no. 80). The opaque ivory-white jade is streaked with brownish-beige fine lines and black striations.
6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high

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