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