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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MOTTLED OPAQUE JADE CONG

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MOTTLED OPAQUE JADE CONG
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, LIANGZHU CULTURE, 3RD MILLENIUM BC
A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MOTTLED OPAQUE JADE CONG NEOLITHIC PERIOD, LIANGZHU CULTURE, 3RD MILLENIUM BC The thick-walled cong is carved with squared, projecting corners divided into two registers, each carved with a rudimentary mask formed by two raised bands carved with parallel lines above a pair of incised circular eyes and a simplified nose formed by a small raised band with rounded ends. The stone is now opaque and of mottled yellowish-green and brown color with areas of ivory-colored alteration. The lower corners of the face have been carved to delineate the mask’s 'cheeks.' Together with Chinese Jade: Selected articles from Orientations 1983-1996 , Hong Kong, 1997. 3 in. (7.7 cm.) wide, box

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection
Auktionsdatum: 17.03.2016
Adresse: Christie's
New York