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Neolithic Jade Beads

Neolithic Jade Beads

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1366439

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Two strands of ancient calcified jade nephrite beads, circa 2500 BCE. The longer strand has a total of 69 beads with a length of 32cm- shortest bead is .9cm and longest bead is 1.3cm and average diameter is .5cm. The shorter strand has 28 beads with a length of 15cm- shortest bead is .72cm and longest bead is .9cm and average diameter is .5cm. The surfaces have a nice soft semi polished feel with and ivory color. The holes are quite large- about 2mm interior diameter. See last enlargement for image of a strand of similar Liangzhu Culture beads as a reference from Chinese Jade: from the Neolithic to the Qing Jessica Rawson.

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