04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast, Han dynasty - Six Dynasties

Lot 134. An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast,  Han dynasty - Six Dynasties. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the winged leonine beast standing four square, the compact rounded body tensed on four short legs, the long tail sweeping from between the hind legs to rest on the left haunch, with finely incised lines detailing the mane and body, the translucent gray stone with pale brown inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]