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Figure of lion

Figure of lion

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved Jade

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2005

  • Museum number:

    FE.305:1, 2-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The function of small sculptures made from jade is not clear. They were probably used as paperweights.

Physical description

Crouching lion

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved Jade

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm

Object history note

Ex Spencer Churchill Collection

Descriptive line

Scu, China, carving, jade. Previous loan number - LOAN:HAMILTON.14:1

Scu, China, carving, jade. Previous loan number - LOAN:HAMILTON.14:2

Subjects depicted

Lion

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

East Asia Collection

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