A jade 'bird' pendant Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period

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Lot 101
A jade 'bird' pendant
Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period

Sold for HK$ 76,500 (US$ 9,825) inc. premium
A jade 'bird' pendant
Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period
Of flattened form, the pendant carved in the form of a bird with a triangular head with protruding eyes, its outspread wings carved with vertical parallel lines, the top of the reverse pierced with two circular apertures. 5.8cm (2 1/4in) long.

Footnotes

  • 新石器時期 紅山文化 玉鷹

    Compare with a similar Hongshan Culture jade 'bird' pendant in the Aohan Banner Museum, Inner Mongolia, illustrated by G.Fang, The Pictorial Handbook of Ancient Chinese Jades, Beijing, 2004, p.54.

    參看內蒙古自治區敖漢旗博物館藏一件玉鷹,亦為雙翅展開與肩平齊設計,見古方《中國古玉器圖典》,北京,2004年,頁54。
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A jade 'bird' pendant Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period
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