Oval cup with feline dragons. Period: Jin (1115-1234) to Yuan (1271-1368) dynasty; Date: 12th-14th century; Culture: China; Medium: Jade (nephrite);

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Oval cup with feline dragons. Period: Jin (1115-1234) to Yuan (1271-1368) dynasty; Date: 12th-14th century; Culture: China; Medium: Jade (nephrite);
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Image ID: KNGCB7
Oval cup with feline dragons. Period: Jin (1115-1234) to Yuan (1271-1368) dynasty; Date: 12th-14th century; Culture: China; Medium: Jade (nephrite); Dimensions: L. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); Classification: Jade; Credit Line: Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015 / Two long, sinuous dragons, of a type known as chihulong, are carved along the edges of the cup. The incised pattern decorating the cup resembles an auspicious fungus known as a lingzhi that is symbolic of the granting of wishes.; Provenance: Florence and Herbert Irving, New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)