Finger citron of yellow jade; around body and base of vase a pattern of twining leaves and a smaller finger citron in relief. Teakwood stand.

Vase, late 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Yellow jadeexpand_more

Gift of Mrs. Augustus L. Searleexpand_more  38.44.5a,b

Possibly carved as a flower vase, this vessel is in the form of an upright finger citron also known as a Buddha's hand. Patterned leaves entwine the citron, and a second, miniature citron is carved in relief at the base of the container. A work such as this would have been admired for its auspicious subject matter and somewhat rare yellow color.

Details
Title
Vase
Role
Artist
Dimension
H.14.5 x W.7.6 x D.3.8
Accession Number
38.44.5a,b
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Finger citron of yellow jade; around body and base of vase a pattern of twining leaves and a smaller finger citron in relief. Teakwood stand.