Jade Dog Amulet

Illustration

Joshua J. Mark
by Alfred Correya
published on 29 January 2019
Send to Google Classroom:
Jade Dog Amulet

Possibly from the period of the Liangzhu Culture in China (c. 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.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Correya, A. (2019, January 29). Jade Dog Amulet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9963/

Chicago Style

Correya, Alfred. "Jade Dog Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9963/.

MLA Style

Correya, Alfred. "Jade Dog Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Jan 2019. Web. 30 May 2020.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Support Us

We are a non-profit organization.

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Please support Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation. Thank you!

Donate
Remove Ads

Advertisement