Vase with archaic motifs, Jade (nephrite), China

Vase with archaic motifs

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm); H. incl. base 5 in. (12.7 cm); W. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm); D. 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Accession Number:
02.18.677
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219
The interlaced designs, many ending in dragon’s heads, on the surface of this vase can be traced to decorations found on bronze vessels during the latter part of the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 B.C.).
Heber R. Bishop , New York (until 1902; donated to MMA)