© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: DA316-132
SMALL MYTHICAL CREATURE AS AMULET
Jade
China
style of the Western Zhou Dynasty, approx.. 1100 – 256 BC
LENGTH 3,3 CM

Little, very good transparent jade with milky light green tone. Despite the nearly perfect preservation, this could be an authentic piece from the time indicated. The animal is a bird, as wings and powerfully curved beak demonstrate. Big round eyes and horn-like crest of feathers. Simplified, box-shaped legs in the archaic manner.

Expertise:
Wolfmar Zacken

From an old Austran colletion. Acquired from R.H. Investment Comp. Ltd. London, between 1996- 1997
Age determination: Univ. Prof. Dr. Filippo Salviati

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