Coiled mythical animal

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty to Period of Division, or later, 2nd century BCE-mid 17th century CE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.6 x 10 x 5.6 cm (1 7/16 x 3 15/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.785
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Sculpture
Type

Figure: mythical animal

Keywords
China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), mythological animal, Period of Division (220 - 589), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Desmond Gure 1905 - 1970
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 71, p. 115.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum