A rare archaic jade human-figure pendant Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture (2)

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A rare archaic jade human-figure pendant
Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture

Sold for HK$ 162,500 (US$ 20,707) inc. premium
A rare archaic jade human-figure pendant
Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture
Well carved in a squatting position with both elbows bent in front of the body and the hands held under the chin, the back of the neck with two pierced holes, the stone of opaque buff tone with brown markings, box. 7.2cm (2 3/4in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 新石器時代 紅山文化 玉雕神人

    Compare with a jade human figure, Hongshan culture, in the Chan-chi-hsuan collection, depicted with a similar posture, illustrated in Jades of Hongshan Culture, Aurora Art Museum, Taipei, 2007, pl.39. See also a jade figure from the Neolithic period, excavated from the Lingjiatan burial site in Anhui Province in 1987, now in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Compendium of Collection in the Palace Museum: Jade 1 Neolithic Age, Beijing, 2011, pl.65.

    玉呈黃褐色,玉人濃眉大眼,兩臂彎曲,雙手置於胸前,大腿寬大,腿顯短,似為蹲踞狀。類似的紅山文化玉神人雕像,參考暫集軒藏一例,著錄於《紅山玉器》,震旦藝術博物館,台北,2007年,圖版39。另參考1987年安徽省凌家灘出土一件新石器時代的玉人,現藏於北京故宮博物院,見《故宮博物院藏品大系:玉器編1新石器時代》,北京,2011年,圖版65。
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