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Ornament in the shape of a hoof,

4700-2920 BCE, Neolithic period (approx. 6000-2000 BCE)

Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, United States

Located in northeast China, the Hongshan culture, from which this jade came, produced jades in shapes and decor slightly different from those found in Liangzhu culture sites further south. Found in Hongshan burials and placed near the head or arm of the deceased, this type of object, shaped like a horse's hoof, is thought to have been worn as a hair clasp.

Details

  • Title: Ornament in the shape of a hoof,
  • Date Created: 4700-2920 BCE, Neolithic period (approx. 6000-2000 BCE)
  • Location Created: China; Liaoning province
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 15.2 cm x W. 7 cm x Diam. 8.6 cm
  • Type: Jade And Stones
  • Medium: Jewelry; Nephrite
  • Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J226

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