An opaque green stone 'pig dragon' pendant Possibly early Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period (2)

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Lot 102
An opaque green stone 'pig dragon' pendant
Possibly early Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period

Sold for HK$ 140,000 (US$ 18,005) inc. premium
An opaque green stone 'pig dragon' pendant
Possibly early Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period
Carved in the form of a coiled dragon with its tail curving towards the head, the head carved with three parallel lines to represent the eyes and a horizontal line to represent the mouth, the top is vertically pierced with an aperture, the stone of dark spinach-green tone with white speckles, box. 7.6cm (3in) long (2).

Footnotes

  • 或新石器時代 紅山文化早期 玉豬龍

    Compare with a similar jade dragon, Neolithic period, excavated at Zuojiacun, Nong'an County, Jilin Province, , circa 7000 BC, now in the National Museum of China (acc.no.t20181218_24434).

    參看吉林省農安縣左家村遺址曾出土一件玉豬龍,其帶有典型紅山文化玉豬龍特點,但造型及雕刻上更為原始(博物館編號t20181218_24434)。考古學家從底層上推測,其年代可能早於遼寧紅山文化。
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An opaque green stone 'pig dragon' pendant Possibly early Hongshan Culture, Neolithic Period (2)
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