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Scepter ("Ju-i")

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Description Consists of three plaques at center and ends; largest has a dragon among cloud scrolls, at opposite end there is a kylin among cloud scrolls, in the center there is a phoenix and flying bird among flowers and rocks. Plaques are mounted in metal gilt elaborately carved with blossoming plums and Buddhist emblems. Silk tassel with silk-covered balls of jade and coral and a pendant carved as a bat. Silk-covered, paste-board base.
Provenance Chamot Sale, American Art Gallery, 1907; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1907, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1907

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19th century
jade, gilt metal, silk
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 22 1/2 in.
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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