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Seashell-Shape Pendant

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

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

This pendant has a warm and smooth texture, and it has no impurities, although its surface is stained with some patina. This object is made by three-dimensional carving technique. The obverse side is concave, while the reverse side is flat on profile. The both side of are polished smoothly with four slight bulges in the middle. Besides, a vertical groove is carved on it as well. Furthermore, 14 parallel shallow grooves are symmetrically arranged in it. The small and exquisite article has a hole in the upper part, for it to be hung in a string. It is a well-polished seashell with excellent craftsmanship.

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