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Butterfly

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); W. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm); D. 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Accession Number:
02.18.371
Not on view
The butterfly is usually associated with joy and weddings, but as its name (hudie) is a pun for "age seventy to eighty," it is also a symbol for longevity.
Heber R. Bishop , New York (until 1902)
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