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A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CHIMERA-FORM WATER POT
A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CHIMERA-FORM WATER POT
A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CHIMERA-FORM WATER POT
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A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CHIMERA-FORM WATER POT

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CHIMERA-FORM WATER POT
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The hollow vessel is well carved as a crouching, winged, mythical beast with ribbed chest, open jaws showing the teeth and tongue, a small single horn and a bifurcated tail. A circular opening centers the back. The semi-translucent stone has some areas of pale brown color.
5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) long
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection, before 1958.
Literature
A. Salmony, Chinese Jade Through the Wei Dynasty, New York, 1963, pl. XLIII-3.

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