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Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of a duck

Accession Number
1980/2.13

Title
Nephrite jade snuff bottle in the shape of a duck

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1650-1850

Medium & Support
nephrite

Dimensions
1 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in (4 cm x 6.7 cm x 4 cm);1 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in (4 cm x 6.7 cm x 4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan

Label copy
The heads of horses, deer, mules, and other animals which represented the status or rank of the owner often decorated knives of the nomadic tribes. Such knives were often exchanged with Chinese traders at the border in the Bronze Age.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
snuff bottle

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
duck (textile)
snuff bottles

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