Carving of cicada - 918.7.150_1

918.7.150_1

Carving of cicada

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: Late 3rd century BC-early 1st Century AD
Period: Western Han Dynasty
Dimensions:
5.2 x 2.6 x 0.6 cm
Object number: 918.7.150
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionBecause of their periodical molting, cicadas were seen as a symbol of rebirth and eternal life. They are frequently found in Han tombs, often placed on the deceased's tongue.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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