Pale greenish-white jade with brown markings
Overall: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.237
Appreciated for their durability, hardness, lustre, and subdued colors, jade was considered one of the most precious materials in China.
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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