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Monkeys on a rock
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1900-1940
Materials: Nephrite
Dimensions: H. 1 13/16 in x W. 1 5/16 in x D. 5/8 in, H. 4.6 cm x W. 3.3 cm x D. 1.6 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Decker G. McAllister
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Jade And Stones
Object Number: SC1990.18.3
On Display: No

Description

Label:

民國巧綎玉椧猴後烗封侯掛件

HIDDEN MEANING: May your descendents be given the title of marquis (houbei fenghou 後烗封侯烗烗封侯

The word "later" (hou 後"monkey" (hou 猴"marquis" (hou 侯"carry" is bei (缴後烗"younger generations" or "descendents." The monkey carrying a younger monkey, as shown here, represents a wish for one's descendents to achieve high rank.

Worked into the jade toggle are a bat (fu 碠福


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Exhibition History: Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006
"Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art," SFO United Terminal, June 4, 2010 - January 19, 2011
Label:

民國巧綎玉椧猴後烗封侯掛件

HIDDEN MEANING: May your descendents be given the title of marquis (houbei fenghou 後烗封侯烗烗封侯

The word "later" (hou 後"monkey" (hou 猴"marquis" (hou 侯"carry" is bei (缴後烗"younger generations" or "descendents." The monkey carrying a younger monkey, as shown here, represents a wish for one's descendents to achieve high rank.

Worked into the jade toggle are a bat (fu 碠福


Exhibition History: Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006
"Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art," SFO United Terminal, June 4, 2010 - January 19, 2011