A superb celadon jade carving in the shape of a pendant plaque, dating to the Qing Dynasty, late 19th.-early 20th. century.
This plaque is one of better ones we've had of the type, carved in a wonderful clean stone and expert carving. On one side Chinese script-signs and on the other side, a garden house wuth flowers and trees.
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IMPORTANT EARLY DYNASTIC LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL, MESOPOTAMIA, CA. 2600-2500 BC.
A figure (Gilgamesh?) wrestle a couple of horned animals, which in turn are attacked by a couple of predators. Another figure is fighting a horned animal and there's a tree as spacefiller. A thick cylinder with lots of space for details and used to th ...click for details