Snuff bottle 人物纹玉鼻烟壶 - ROM2013_13107_35


Snuff bottle 人物纹玉鼻烟壶

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 1644-1911
Period: Qing Dynasty
4.5 x 4.7 cm
Object number: 922.20.470
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel Hall - Currelly Gallery
DescriptionOn yellowish-white jade, the snuff bottle is in form of somewhat flattened vase-shaped body, with opaque ochreous discoloration carved in high relief with three Daoist immortals - one holding a fan (Nv Dongbing), one holding a gourd and accompanied by an ox (Tieguai Li), and the third figure separated from them holding a lotus (Lan Cai). On the reverse illustrates in low relief a ruyi object whose base is an extend of the ox from the front, and one qin string instrument. 玉质黄白色。壶身椭圆形,圆直口,鼓肩,弧腹,平底。一面高浮雕俏色三个八仙人物,分别为铁拐李骑于牛背上,蓝采和手持荷叶及吕洞宾持扇。另一面浅浮雕一张琴和一柄如意。
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