Ancient Liangzhu Culture Neolithic haunting "ghost" amulet of white "chicken bone" jade with incised designs with the characteristic Liangzhu "mask" which many believe later developed into the Taotie style known from much later Chinese dynasties. It is believed by anthropologists that the Liangzhu Culture was a genetic contributor to Austronesian ethnic groups and had migrated to Taiwan from around 3000 to 1500 BC, then subsequently sailed to the Indo-Pacific Islands, merging with various indigenous ethnic groups which then became today's Austronesian/Oceanic cultures. This influence can certainly be seen in some of the artistic styles seen today amongst the indigenous populations in Micronesia and Oceania, such as in the jade Hei Tiki and Maori tattoos. The Hei Tiki bear a great resemblance to the Liangzhu mask seen on most of their artifacts.Genuine original patina with soil/mineral stains, accumulations &/or impregnations, ancient stone fissures & etc. We do not know the exact age of this item but it certainly appears to be an original Neolithic artifact as far as we can tell.
It has not been tested, however. 5" H x 3-1/2" W x 3-5 mm thickness 69 grams. Please see the pictures as visual description of this item. More pictures available as needed. Please note: For technical reasons beyond our control, the image you see on your screen may vary in color and/or shade/intensity slightly from the image we have posted and from the actual.We strive to edit the photos so they will appear as close to the real object as possible, however, in digital processing, it is not always possible to be exactly precise. Thank you for your understanding.
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Please be sure you want the item before purchasing or making an offer. The item "Ancient Chinese Neolithic Liangzhu White Chicken Bone Jade Ghost Amulet" is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Amulets". The seller is "bagabond99" and is located in Butler, Alabama.
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