Yuan dynasty The pierced design featuring the mythical beasts and a deer chasing each other, beneath leafy foliage bearing lingzhi issuing from rockworks, the stone polished to a soft luster tinged with russet inclusions and organic fissure lines along the extremities. 6.8cm wide.
Compare with a jade plaque of similar composition, illustrated in Possessing the Past. Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1996, p. 60, pl. 23.
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