Late Neolithic Period Jade Man Head Ornament


Dimensions: Width 73mm (2.87″) Height 81mm (3.19″) Thickness 24mm (0.94″)
Weight: 182g (0.4lb)

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According to the modeling and carving style, this jade figure head should be made from the late Neolithic period to the early Shang Dynasty. The material is a certain local jade, with a transparent texture like agate. The surface is fine polished and has a glassy luster. Partially there is orange red soak-induced color. The edge of the jade head is sharply cut, with edges and corners, and there are some bumps caused by use.

The head is in the shape of an inverted trapezoid, with a flat top and no crown. There are a pair of perforations on the head to hang accessories.

Thick eyebrows and big eyes are protruding from the surface. The nose and cheekbones on both sides are higher than the chin. The overall facial features are three-dimensional and layered. The huge ears on both sides have ear piercing, which can be attached to the earrings.

There is a tenon under the head. Could be used to embed other utensils. Usually this kind of tenon structure is mostly used for sacrificial occasions.

This jade man’s head is rough and simple in craftsmanship, boldly magnificent, and has similarities with the sculptures of the Sanxingdui Ruins. It is worth collecting and studying.


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