16 September 2015
A WHITE JADE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT
The elephant is shown standing foursquare with the head slightly turned and trunk curled onto the left foreleg towards a boy standing on one leg while holding a ruyi scepter. The elephant is draped with a long saddle cloth elaborately detailed with shou characters, bats and other archaistic designs. The well-polished stone is of even white tone.
4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long, wood stand
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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