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

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A BEIGE JADE 'FISH' PENDANT
SHANG - WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
flat and arc-shaped, carved on both sides as a fish in profile, the lips flaring, the tail with a slight bifurcation, incised with large circular eyes, a curved gill, and a row of short strokes delineating the dorsal fin, the lower fins protruding laterally, the stone opaque and creamy beige, the mouth pierced with a small aperture
Length 2 1/2  in., 6.4 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 8th April 1986.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 48.

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

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New York