A JADE EAGLE HEAD HANDLED STAFF
A JADE EAGLE HEAD HANDLED STAFF

HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC

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A JADE EAGLE HEAD HANDLED STAFF
HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC
Comprising two sections, each with an aperture on the severed end, the jade was originally carved as a staff with a pointed bevelled blade and a handle in the form of an eagle’s head with fine ridges to the back simulating the crest. The stone is of a fern green colour covered with extensive areas of beige alteration.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) long overall, box
Provenance
Acquired in Hong Kong prior to 1999
Literature
Pottery and Jades of Chinas Neolithic Age, Taipei, 2001, p. 114, no. 96

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