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Native NameRuyi
Object Number: C62
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Jade
Silk
Enamel
Technique:Carved
Filigree
Enameled
Braided
Iconography:Fungus
Dragon
Lions
Ch'i-lin
Bamboo
Eight Taoist Immortal Symbols
Length: 65cm
Width: 17.1cm
Credit Line:Purchased from E. A. Khouri, 1913
Other Number17 - Field No SF
GETZ 121 - Other Number
A1432 - Old Museum Number

Description

Ruyi, scepter. Jade. Filigree. 3 jade plaques set in silver filigree. Head piece in form of sacred fungus, carved with a dragon, center has two fu-lions and bamboo, end plaque carved with design of qilin. Ornamened with enamel Taoist emblems on filigree. Has braided silk cord and tassel.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Getz, John. 1914. Imperial Chinese Sceptre. The Museum Journal. Volume V (No. 1): 24-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: 24-25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 13, No. 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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