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Artist Anonymous ( China)
Title Cup with Dragon Handles
English: This dull green jade rython cup sits on the horns and tail of a monster-mask near its base. A tiger headed creature peers over its rim and another with a bird tail lifts its head up to the edge of the rim. A third smaller creature climbs up the cup's side. The upper portion of the cup presents a band fo incised monster-masks and rui heads.
Date 12th century
Medium nephrite
Dimensions 12.2 cm (4.8 in)
Accession number 42.250
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916
Ownership history
  • Dr. John C. Ferguson Collection Sale, American Art Association, April 7, 1916, no. 53
  • 1916: purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore
  • 1931: bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters
place of origin China
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