A CURVED JADE CARVING 'HUANG' WITH TWO STYLIZED TIGER HEADS
900 € - 1.500 €
Description:China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 700-500 B.C.
L. 8,8 cm
Of yellow, slightly translucent jade with calcifications, with spiral decoration on both sides and at the ends with fierce open-mouthed tiger heads, with smooth exterior sides and protruding eyebrows, chin and ears, in this representation as a symbol of the West.
From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s
Published in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Ausgewählte Chinesische Jade aus sieben Jahrtausenden', Gallspach, 1994, no. 141, p. 173 - Minor traces of age