Chinese Nephrite Jade Dog Amulet

Illustration

Joshua J. Mark
by Alfred Correya
published on 14 January 2019
Chinese Nephrite Jade Dog Amulet

Possibly from the period of the Liangzhu Culture in China (3400-2250 BCE), this dog amulet measures 63.1 x 19.9 x 20.8 mm (2.4 x 0.78 x 0.81 inches). Jade dog amulets were often made and worn for protection and those of the Liangzhu Culture were among the finest. This piece, made from Tremolite-Nephrite Jade, would have been sculpted using abrasive sand and string owing to the delicate nature of the jade. Property of Mr. Alfred Correya.

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Correya, A. (2019, January 14). Chinese Nephrite Jade Dog Amulet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9852/

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Correya, Alfred. "Chinese Nephrite Jade Dog Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 14, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9852/.

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Correya, Alfred. "Chinese Nephrite Jade Dog Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Jan 2019. Web. 23 May 2019.

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