This mantis is made of fine Hetian white jade. The round eyes are slightly convex, the face has brown soak-induced color, and there is a weathered pattern. The wings are decorated with double line curling moire patterns. The forearms are folded over the chest in the shape of a prayer with decorative patterns and a hole can be used to wear it. The abdominal segment is carved by thick oblique lines.
The back of the jade mantis is engraved with a seven-character inscription, which is very noble.
Its abstract realism combines, with fine carvings and rich details. It is a very representative Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 B.C.) sculpture of insects.
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