This beautiful Han cicada in light green jade is masterfully carved as seen from above. It is basically oval in shape, with carved protrusions that suggest the head and eyes, and pointed indentations for the tips of the body and the wings. Just a few simple incisions indicate its features: carved lines define the shape of the pointed wings and adorn the area near the head, highlighting the bulging eyes. The light green jade is almost yellowish, with some veins of darker green, and diffused areas and spots of black and brown.
Dimensions: LENGTH 6.5 CM, WIDTH 3.2 CM
Condition: Small nick along the edge near the head.
Provenance: From an old Austrian collection