width: 1.8 cm,
Parts of this light green jade have turned
white, and traces of cinnabar and rust are evident.
The form was apparently patterned after the shape of
the original piece of jade. The almost comical
expression and exaggerated features of the face
distinguish it. Representing a male figure wearing
robes, his head tilts to one side. With his right arm
and shoulder exposed, his belly is shown protruding.
His hair is neatly arranged into a topknot, the cords
of which draped around his neck to the front of his
chest. A hole was drilled through the topknot so that
it could be suspended. The lively expression of this
piece is complemented by the fine carving. A
mid-Western Han bronze figure has been excavated with
facial features and topknot similar to those found