A Yellow Jade Phoenix


Song-Ming Dynasty
Length: 7cm

The flattened pebble finely modeled as a recumbent phoenix, with its crested head turned back to preen the crisply incised feathers, the right wing tucked into its body while the left wing is slightly extended, the long tail feathers curling around the rotund body, the semi-translucent greenish yellow stone suffused with areas of russet.