yellow jade, with yellow jade cover; carved with dragons in high relief. The design of five dragons dates from 12 B.C.

Covered Vase, late 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Yellow jadeexpand_more

Gift of Mr. Augustus L. Searleexpand_more  32.47.1a,b

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A climbing Chi carved in high relief and openwork serves as a handle on this slender vase. Similar feline creatures carved in high relief rim the neck and the remaining surfaces of the vase and create a lively surface decor. A small dog-like creature carved in three dimensions extends from the lower side of the vase and carries a small, gourd-shaped secondary vase.

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Covered Vase
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Artist
Accession Number
32.47.1a,b
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yellow jade, with yellow jade cover; carved with dragons in high relief. The design of five dragons dates from 12 B.C.