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A BLACK AND WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A BOY RIDING A QILIN

SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

HEIGHT: 4.5CM

The variegated black and white part of the stone is fashioned in the form of a recumbent qilin with its head turned to one side. The white portion of the stone depicts a boy wearing a voluminous robe seated atop the beast, with a whimsical touch of celadon inclusion forming his hair bun on one side of his turned head. His left arm supporting a ruyi sceptre highlighted though the black speckles of the stone.

宋代 墨白玉麒麟童子