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Mythical Creature Tianlu

12th–13th century

Jade (nephrite)

2 × 5/8 in. (5.1 × 1.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard Balensweig, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1973.162.13
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Jin dynasty (1115–1234), Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1973

Bibliography: 

Denise Patry Leidy, “Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery,” Arts of Asia (May–June 2020): 25, fig. 8.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.