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Jade Plaque With Raised Lines Representing Deformed Animal (Insecta)

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

This piece of hopfnerite and nephrite is opaque and made of grayish black jade. Affected by the buried condition, the jade has lots of black and white stains left by permeation on its surface. This plaque has a square shape with round angels as well as a deformed insect pattern of smooth raised lines on one side was carved in bas-relief, representing the superb craftsmanship.

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  • Title: Jade Plaque With Raised Lines Representing Deformed Animal (Insecta)
  • Date Created: Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w5.5 x d0.46 cm (Overall)
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Jinsha Site Museum, http://www.jinshasitemuseum.com/gongg/201211/444.html
  • External Link: Jinsha Site Museum
  • Technique (技术/工艺): Carving, engraving
  • Culture (文化): Primitive Religion in Ancient China

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