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Auktion: Auction 01.12.1994
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A RARE ALTERED JADE BIRD OF PREY PENDANT

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 25.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  63.000 $
Los-Nr. 83, Aufrufe: 14

A RARE ALTERED JADE BIRD OF PREY PENDANT NEOLITHIC PERIOD, HONGSHAN CULTURE, CA. 3500-2000 B.C. Of unusually large size, carved in the round in a frontal pose with tail feathers spread and talons depicted as a raised bar across the body, the open wings bisected by a single vertical bowstring line and the rounded head delineated with a broad, triangular beak, large circular eyes outlined by a narrow, raised border and a pair of small, knob ears, the concave back left plain and pierced through the back of the head with two large holes joined by a short channel, the lustrously polished stone now completely altered in burial to an opaque buff color suffused with fine gray and brown veins--2 3/4in. (7cm.) across

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 01.12.1994
Auktionsdatum: 01.12.1994
Adresse: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue