This rare and very finely carved scabbard slide is highly unusual in that the parts of the young dragon extend beyond the sides of the rectangular bar. One pale greenish-white jade chape where this occurs in a more limited fashion is illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum, 1995, p. 302, no. 21:15. On this example, however, the body of the dragon is more rounded and carved in higher relief than on the present slide, which is more a feature of Han jades. The slide that is most similar to the present example is the one illustrated by R. Keverne, ed., Jade, London, 1991, p. 109, fig. 38. The carving of the chilong appears to be very similar, the main difference being the inclusion of a monkey seated astride one edge. This piece is dated to the Warring States period.