Of irregular kidney form, carved with a linear motif of irregular cruciform shape with a scroll detail at either end and two punctuating the center, pierced four time for attachments of elaborate braided fiber handles, a fifth woven ring is fitted through a opening near the top on the shield. Heavy black encrusted patina.
There are two superb and rare objects dating to the early dynasties, Warring States Period and the Tang Dynasty. A small but fine collection of Qing Dynasty wood panels and very fine carved panel of the “Eight Immortals” from the late Ming to early Qing Dynasty. An ancient neolithic jade pendant from the HongShan Culture, dating back some 8000 years.