Jade hound

Recling hound with long tail curled to rest on his haunch. Head lies on his forepaws brought together in front. His backbone is delineated as a knobby spine with small, raised circlets suggesting individual vertebrae, and carving suggests a ribcage. The head has floppy ears, wide-set, open eyes, and a broad grin. The jade is of two tones, either natural or dyed accents to the ears and along the dog’s back.

Historical period(s)
Song dynasty, 960-1279
Medium
Jade
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler; Returned by Nadar Rasti.
Accession Number
S2012.9.4932
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade
Type

Figure

Keywords
China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Recling hound with long tail curled to rest on his haunch. Head lies on his forepaws brought together in front. His backbone is delineated as a knobby spine with small, raised circlets suggesting individual vertebrae, and carving suggests a ribcage. The head has floppy ears, wide-set, open eyes, and a broad grin. The jade is of two tones, either natural or dyed accents to the ears and along the dog's back.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Rights Statement

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