Mythical Creature Bixie Artist: Unknown

1st century B.C.E.–1st century C.E.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art


Jade (nephrite)


2 3/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (6 × 8.3 × 4.5 cm)

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Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–9 C.E.)


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Lai-yuan and Co., New York, 1917

  • Denise Patry Leidy, "Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery," Arts of Asia (May–June 2020): 25, fig. 6,7.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 287, ill.
  • Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 47–49, no. 15, 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.

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