Figure of cicada - ROM2015_14963_30


Figure of cicada

Medium:Worked and polished fluorite
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
1.7 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 928.12.159
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThis small cicada sculpture conceived in almost full round has a smooth finish and simplified but realistic detail. Eyes, wings, bevelled body, and "legs" are in relief, while head and thorax divisions are simply incised. Cloud-like circle incision line are on the back, but polished. 玉质青色,半透明,粘有泥土。圆雕玉蝉,双目凸出,两道凹线将头和身体分开,羽翅凸出,尖尾。背部碾琢云纹。通体打磨光润。
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