An archaistic jade buckle
carved in relief in the form of a taotie mask, the eyes, nose and ears applied with gold gilding
c. 20th century
The Taotie (Chinese: 饕餮) is an ancient Chinese mythological creature that is commonly emblazoned on bronze and other artifacts during the 1st millennium BC. Taotie are one of the "four evil creatures of the world".
Height 7.5 cm