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                                                  Double Dragon Pendant from Ch'in
n Neolithic Period to the Hsia Dynasty (ca. 6000-1600 B.C.)
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n Disc
n Shang Dynasty to the Western Chou (ca. 1600-771 B.C.)
n Pendant with Human and Dragon Motifs
n Pair of Rams
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n Eastern Chou to the Han Dynasty  (770 B.C. to A.D. 220)
n Tiger Pendant
n Figure(ca.14-87B.C)
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Double Dragon Pendant from Ch'in


Height: 5 cm,
width: 4.8 cm,
thickness: 0.4 cm

        Brown splotches cover this pendant carved from semi-translucent light green jade. This unusual drum-shaped pendant is marked by openwork in the upper, lower, and center areas. The front is covered with fine decoration, while the reverse is plain. Two drilled holes allowed it to be suspended. A similar jade was excavated from a Ch’in tomb in Shensi. According to research, the pattern here represents an abstract design of two coiled dragons. The openwork above and below represent the heads of the two dragons, while the openwork in the center represents the claws. The surface is composed of geometric designs with a single small dragon head in the upper right corner of the piece (see diagram). This is a feature of jade carving from the State of Ch’in during the Spring and Autumn Period.

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