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Carving: O.64-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Carver: Unknown

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Description

Pale green jade carving of Qilin, an imaginary beast, with vapour or clouds issuing from its mouth. At its side is the book of knowledge, tian shu (Book from Heaven). Flames emerge from its four legs and clouds surround its body, suggesting it is an auspicious creature. Fine striations also embellish the mane and tail

Notes

History note: Winter Palace, Mr. Williamson

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm
Length: 18.4 cm
Width: 13.95 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

1662 CE - 1722 CE

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.64-1946
Primary reference Number: 138369
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 January 2014 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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