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duck in lotus pond
  • China
  • duck in lotus pond, 1700s–1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • jade
  • Object Height/Width: 6.3 x 10.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 2 1/2 x 4 in
  • Gift of Helen Marcy Johnson & Arthur S. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0177
Description

Duck sits on a lotus leaf looking backwards with lotus blossom stem in his beak and the blossom on his back. Feathers in low relief. Finely twisted stalks and leaves. A few breaks in tips of blossom on duck's back. Pale gray-green-white jade.