A calcified jade cicada, Han dynasty | 漢 玉蟬
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A calcified jade cicada
Length 2 in., 5.1 cm
Overall with scattered minor chips to extremities consistent with age, including to ends of the wings, the eyes, the underside of the mouth and the left wing.
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Christie's New York, 2nd December 1989, lot 15.
Collection of William H. and Sophia H. Harrison.
Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 2000 (acc. no. 2000.13.12).
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