14 September 2009
A SMALL PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY
Well carved in a recumbent position with head slightly raised and teeth bared, with tiny eyes set in front of backswept brows and curved horns, the bifurcated tail with coiled ends, with a cylidrical hole in the back, traces of earth and cinnabar
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long
A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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