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Cup with Dragon Handles
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Cup with Dragon Handles


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This dull green jade rython cup sits on the horns and tail of a monster-mask near its base. A tiger headed creature peers over its rim and another with a bird tail lifts its head up to the edge of the rim. A third smaller creature climbs up the cup's side. The upper portion of the cup presents a band fo incised monster-masks and rui heads.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/07/1971Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Dr. John C. Ferguson Collection Sale, American Art Association, April 7, 1916, no. 53; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1916, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916

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Creator
Period
12th-14th century
Medium
nephrite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.250
Measurements
4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)

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