A large pale green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel 18th century
Lot 228*
A large pale green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel
18th century
Sold for £84,100 (US$ 132,521) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large pale green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel 18th century
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A large pale green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel
18th century
The recumbent beast well carved with its long sinuous neck curved towards its left flank, the head resting between the two humps, with open jaws revealing the teeth and tongue below the pronounced nose and bulging eyes, with a flowing mane parting along the ridged spine and at the underside of the neck, the haunches well defined with the short tail trailing to the left, the legs tucked underneath, the stone of of pale green tone with russet streaks, wood stand.
14.4cm (5 3/4in)wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 青玉帶皮雕臥駱駝

    Provenance: an English private collection

    來源:英國私人收藏

    The two-humped Bactrian camel was an exotic beast known in China from the Han dynasty, when it was first introduced as a form of tribute offered by the tribes of Turkestan and Central Asia. The camel quickly became a popular subject suggestive of wealth, trade and cosmopolitanism during the Tang dynasty in particular, and its exotic nature would still have resonated in the Qing period.
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