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A RARE BLACK OPAQUE JADE HAIR PIN
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A RARE BLACK OPAQUE JADE HAIR PIN

CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 4TH MILLENNIUM BC, YANGSHAO CULTURE

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A RARE BLACK OPAQUE JADE HAIR PIN
CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 4TH MILLENNIUM BC, YANGSHAO CULTURE
The long pin tapering to a point at one end and with a slightly faceted, slender ovoid head at the other, the opaque stone with soft polish
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) long
Provenance
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 2000.
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A similar black jade hair pin from Shaanxi province, dated Neolithic, Yangshao culture, is illustrated by Gu Fang in The Complete Collection of Unearthed Jades in China, Beijing, 2005, pl. 4.

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