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Mythical Creature Bixie

1st century B.C.E.–1st century C.E.

Jade (nephrite)

2 3/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (6 × 8.3 × 4.5 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1953.27.19
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–9 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Lai-yuan and Co., New York, 1917

Bibliography: 

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 47–49, no. 15, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 287, ill.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 15, no. 19, ill.

Alfred Salmony, 3000 Years of Chinese Jade, exh. cat. (New York: Arden Galleries, 1939), 83, ill.

Denise Patry Leidy, “Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery,” Arts of Asia (May–June 2020): 25, fig. 6,7.

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.