Jade cicada snuff bottle Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
Item 10
Level of Description
Item

Dates

  • Sung period: 960-1279 C.E. (Creation)

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Form of a large cicada with greenish underbelly and reddish-brown wings and head with black spots, finely carved. Sung period. Symbol of reincarnation. Hollowed later for a snuff bottle. Green glass stopper. Height 3 in.

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