Han Dynasty (202 BC-9 AD, 25–220 AD). Cicada. Carved Jade (?...

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Han Dynasty (202 BC-9 AD, 25–220 AD).
Cicada.
Carved Jade (?).

Archaic jade cicadas were treasures of the Han Dynasty and were of great importance to funerary rituals. To console the spirits of the dead, it was customary to bury their effects with them so they could enjoy them in the afterworld.

In Chinese legend, the cicada is a symbol of rebirth. Since its shape and size are similar to the tongue, it was often placed in the mouth of the deceased to bring him back to life.

Property of a Distinguished Gentleman of Title.

Dimensions: 
18.5 (L) x 11.25 (W) x 5 cm. (D)

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Auction Date: 28th Sep 2022 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
28th Sep 2022 2pm (Lots 1 to 237)