HONGSHAN CULTURE, C. 3500 – 3000 BC
The main element of the design of this ornamental pendant is a pair of "eyes," with perforated slits for “eyebrows,” and a swirling series of gently undulating curves, well carved on both sides. Below the eyes are five sets of paired, pointed, teeth-like projections. Extending from the sides are symmetrically curved and hooked elements that feature a bird's head. A hole is drilled from both sides above the eyes.
Translucent pale green jade
10 x 3.75 in. (25.4 x 9.53 cm.)
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