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Neolithic Jade Beads

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1380083

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Strand of ancient calcified jade nephrite beads, circa 2500 BCE. Total of 41 beads with a total length of 48cm/19in- shortest bead is .9cm and longest bead is 1.3cm and average diameter is .5cm. The surfaces have a nice soft semi polished feel with and ivory color. This set was “cherry picked” from a large group to be matching size and quality. 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.