Dragon-crowned Phoenix P'ei
Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC)
Length: 11.35 cm, width: 5 cm
With hook, beak, and curled tail, the head of this phoenix bears a k'uei-dragon as a crown. The entire piece has been carved with great precision to give it great spirit.
Text: Yu Kuo-ching
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