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A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'BOVINE MASK' CARVING
SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
116
A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'BOVINE MASK' CARVING
SHANG DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'BOVINE MASK' CARVING
SHANG DYNASTY
the wider end carved with two incurved horns framing a central aperture, the almond-shaped eyes incised beneath a raised brow and peering out over flared nostrils, the nostrils each with a pronounced rim extending down the side to form the edge of the lip, a pierced rectangular tab emerging from the mouth, the reverse with a smooth slightly concave surface, the stone a pale celadon color dappled with white and transmuting to an opaque mahogany tone at the horns
Length 1 5/8  in., 4 cm
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Provenance

Galaxie Art & Gift Co. (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30th July 1987. 
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 76.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York