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Jade Openwork Disc with Dragon and Phoenix

Unknownca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

The jade ornament with dragon and phoenix pattern was originally found on top of the deceased king's right eye. The face of the disc-shaped ornament is divided into two rings. The inner ring is pierced with a flying dragon. Sitting on top of the dragon's front claw, a phoenix with luxurious tail features covers the space of the outer ring. This piece of jade ornament is considered a gem of jade work of the Han period. Its design was chosen to Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum's emblem.

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  • Title: Jade Openwork Disc with Dragon and Phoenix
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: h0.5 cm (Complete)
  • Object type: Jade Ornaments
  • Craftsman: Unknown
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Jade
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org

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