Keywords: Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)

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315 objects
S2012.9.74

Axehead (fu)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2012.9.74
S1987.467

Tube (cong 琮)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.467

Cong; hollow with rectangular body and circular ends; marbled green color. (Top section broken off and rejoined, surface of repair has cement-like adhesion; surface of jade pitted, nicked, hairline cracks; corners have chips; some areas have flecks of silvery or quartz-like element.)

F1917.136

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.136

Thin perforated disc of the type pi [bi] 璧; translucent, mottled light golden browns and pale yellowish green; outer edge uneven and much thinner than at perforation; several dark strata cracks. Acquired with a box, now lost. (Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, March 24, 2009) Possibly late Neolithic. Coarse grained material, light golden brown …

S1987.880

Ornament (shi 飾) with mask and headdress

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.880

The semi-human face has a pronounced bulbous nose in relief; almond-shaped eyes with incised outlines; fangs pointing both up and down; mouth revealing two rows of teeth; tall ornamented headdress; mottled green jade with white marbling; multiple holes at the bottom of the face. (Condition: Roughly carved around back of suspension holes and on left …

S1987.626

Tubular head ornament

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.626

Armlet (?) irregular cylinder; flared at one end, one side elongated; undecorated; translucent yellow-green. (Interior cracks; chips one end.)