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Animal-Faced Blue-Green Jade Pendant Reflecting Red Mountain Culture, Neolithic Age
tianjin 8
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The unusual shape combined with superb carving makes this pendant rare. It has great value for historical research.

History of the Object
The area from the Northeastern Yan Mountain-pass through Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang was Dong Yi country. Birds were worshipped and the eagle was a clan emblem.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Green White Jade 
Measurements
Height 6.8 cm. Length 4.7 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 30th century ~ BCE 21th century 
Creation date
BCE; 30th Century BCE - 21st Century BCE; Neolithic Longshan culture 
Function
Worship; amulet used by the Shaohao people. 
Acquisition
Donated by Xu Shizhang's descendants 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tianjin Museum 
Museum
Tianjin Museum 
Credit line
Xu Shizhang 

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