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Dragon-crowned Phoenix P'ei

Tags: jades | National Palace Museum | Shang dynasty


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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