Lot 40

A Chinese jade ornamental pendant plaque

Description:

A Chinese jade ornamental pendant plaque. Probably Liangzhu culture. Of trapezoidal form and decorated with an incised Liangzhu culture monsters face to the front and with a short tenon pierced with three equidistant holes beneath, the translucent stone of dark green and reddish brown tone with calcified white edges. These plaques were most likely used as part of a headdress and are usually found positioned close to the skull of the deceased. 11 in (4.3 cm) length.

Auction Date: May 2013

Estimate:

£300 - £500

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