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Jade Duck (黃玉鴨)

Song to Ming Dynasty

Length: 8.5 cm, width : 2.8 cm, height: 4.5 cm

National Palace Museum, Taipei

       This jade duck was sculpted using a yellow nephrite and its head, belly, and feet are dark brown in color. The jade duck features remarkably simple sculpting techniques. However, its physical features (i.e., lifted tail and rounded bottom) were accurately portrayed to evoke a sense of adorability and liveliness.