Wednesday, January 10, 2007

White Jade Owl

This is a white jade owl ornament possibly from the Shang Dynasty 16th CenturyBC or could be later. The wings curve inwards with a hollowed out concave back that includes a central ridge incorporating 2 stringing holes. Damage on the left side with alteration and iridesence in parts. The eyes are large and unblinking. Its mood is quiet and watchful, quite an arresting Owl !

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