Bird with Peach Spray, Jade (nephrite), China

Bird with Peach Spray

Period:
late Song (420–479)–early Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Date:
13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
L. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.87
Not on view
Inscription: (inscribed on peach with ten small kaishu characters in two vertical lines) Qinci yu yiyou nian, Gusu xing gong (Bestowed by the Emperor in the year yiyou at the imperial traveling lodge in Gusu)

欽賜於乙酉年,姑蘇行宮
[ J. J. Lally & Co. , New York, until 2005; sold to MMA]