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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Figure of a coiled dragon. Made of jade.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC BC-1stC BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 0.3 centimetres
    • Diameter: 3.7 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The closest comparable example was excavated from tomb M4 at Dongyang, Xuyi, Jiangsu, which was dated to the late Western Han to Xin period (Kaogu 1979.5, p. 424, fig. 16.1).
    It is illustrated in colour in Zhongguo chutu yuqi quanji 2005, vol. 7, p. 121.

  • Bibliography

    • Rawson 1995 212, figure 2 (dated to the Han dynasty) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2011 Jun – Oct, Ulsan, South Korea, Ulsan Museum, ‘Fantastic Creatures’ 2012 Jan – Apr, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, ‘Fantastic Creatures’

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


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Figure of a coiled dragon. Made of incised jade (ivory).

Figure of a coiled dragon. Made of incised jade (ivory).

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