Jade, H: 1 5/8 in W: 3 in. D: 3 in.
This small sculptural work is called cong and is cosmetically amber colored with pale blue/white inclusions. The structure of this work is that of a squared cylinder with four identical low-relief panels carved into each of its corners. These corners create a square if viewed from above. The identical images carved into each corner are animal faces which are characterized by their oval eye sockets that are open at their bottom edges flowing into the animal's nose ridge. The mouth is a closed, rounded rectangle. The condition of this work is very good despite some scratches and a visible crack along its outer wall. This object DOES NOT have a display base.