More than a Game / A YELLOW JADE 'BOY AND DOG' GROUP Qing Dynasty (2)
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A YELLOW JADE 'BOY AND DOG' GROUP
Carved in the round as a crouching boy with tufts of hair tied in a pair of knots atop his pate and holding a rattle in the right hand, his left arm around a recumbent dog and attentively patting the animal's head, the canine with its legs playfully reaching up to the boy's waist and its tail curling around the boy's back, the semi-translucent stone of creamy yellow tone, box. 5.5cm (2 1/8in) wide. (2).
Compare with a related earlier jade 'boy and dog' group, Ming dynasty, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 6 Ming dynasty, Beijing, 2011, p.274, no.284.