Song to Ming Dynasty Jade Carving of a Lion.
This is a pale to medium gray jade carving with white /off white striations along with white splashes of color on the split or bifurcated tail.
It is in outstanding condition with a few natural interior fault lines.
Subject is a lion in a standing or somewhat crouched position.
Dimensions: 3 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (76mm x 72mm x 40 mm)
This classic jade lion dates to the Song Dynasty (980 AD -1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD).