Song Dynasty (960-1279)
The jade is carved in the shape of a recumbent ram with its legs tucked beneath its body, its head is turned to the right with two horns tucked behind its ears.
The jade is greenish-yellow in colour with russet inclusions and polished to a satin finish.
A Similar recumbent ram in the collection of the British Museum is published in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade: From the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, p.368, Figure No. 1.