AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’
AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’

HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC

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AN AGATE CARVING OF A ‘PIG-DRAGON’
HONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 3500 BC
The stone is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with two pricked ears above incised features including eyes and nose. It is pierced with a circular aperture to the centre opening to a slit on on side with a smaller aperture on the other. The semi-translucent stone has some reddish-brown and white inclusions with some dark brown mottling.
2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high, box
Provenance
Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1989

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