An exceedingly rare and powerfully carved white jade figure of a bixie, Late Western Han dynasty | 西漢末 白玉辟邪
The Numina Collection of Chinese Jades
An exceedingly rare and powerfully carved white jade figure of a bixie,
Late Western Han dynasty
l. 9.8 cm; w. 4.9 cm; h. 5.6 cm
In good overall condition with a few minute nicks to the extremities and edges as can be expected; there is a shallow flake to the underside of the tail and a small nibble to the side of the left fore leg; the semi-translucent stone of evenly white tone with nature fissure lines.
A Hong Kong private collection, assembled during the 1970-80s, by repute.