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Jade Ornaments

Hunnu period (3rd century BCE – 1st century CE)

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia

These jade ornaments were excavated from a Hunnu tomb at the Noyon Mountain site in 1924 by the expedition team of P. K. Kozlov.

It is assumed that the aristocracy used such jade ornaments as symbols of power and social standing. It is an ancient tradition of East Asian people to make jade ornaments in any number of shapes and sizes, as jade’s strength and durability suited the harsh living conditions .

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  • Title: Jade Ornaments
  • Date: Hunnu period (3rd century BCE – 1st century CE)

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