University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:81-23-89C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: Europe
Date Made: 20th Century
Late Date: 1982
Section:Asian
Materials:Cloth
Technique:Chinese Style
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Addams, 1981

Description

Box (C) for a covered (A) vase of jadeite. An immortal (hsui nu) and a dragon in relief on the surface. Another dragon is on the lid. The dragon on the lid has some characteristics of Japanese dragons. The one on the side is a misunderstood Chinese chih dragon. The misunderstandings indicate a non-Asian origin. It has a fitted wooden (B) stand.


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