Vase in the Form of Archaic Hu

Vase in the Form of Archaic Hu

1700s

Pale greenish-white jade with brown markings

Overall: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.237

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Appreciated for their durability, hardness, lustre, and subdued colors, jade was considered one of the most precious materials in China.

Description

The square vase made entirely of jade imitates a ceramic or metal type with a corded string around its shoulder. Superbly carved are also the rings that hang loosely in handles held by feline animal heads.

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