X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC

X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC

X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC
Artifacts, Antiques, & Fine Collect i bles. Neolithic Chinese Jade Pillow with Inscription. Two Human Heads Represent the Two Souls of the Departed Person. Eternal Life in Heaven (Tian) with His Many Ancestors.

Although This Man has Died on Earth, His Departed Soul and Chong Qi. Quickly Journeys to Heaven, In Order that He may Eternally Live with His Dragon Ancestors. A Partial Translation of the Inscription. WDH, President of Ancient Civilizations. Houghton, the President of ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS.

A State of Washington Licensed Business, assumes all responsibility for the information contained in this description and for the English translation and transcription of the ancient Chinese graphic characters. Furthermore, I prohibit the further dissemination of this information in any written, video, or electronic format without my expressed, written approval. Although hard to believe in our modern context of a soft, comfortable pillow, this large, five pound piece of super-hard jade is actually an Extremely Rare, Neolithic Chinese pillow made during the Hongshan Culture about 5,000-years-ago! Item: Neolithic Chinese Jade Pillow with Inscription.

Celadon green, with a very dark, forest-green patina. The entire piece is in museum quality condition, with no repairs or reconstructions noted. It has been previously cleaned in China to expose the incised inscriptions. This nephrite jade pillow has it original, dark-green color that is accented with beautiful pictographs/characters carved in low relief and small, incised characters that show the offerings that the Sons and Grandson have made to the Ancestors at their fathers temple to honor him. The jade shows light pitting and differential weathering, but yet has a wonderful patina from the white mineral deposits.

This 5-pound jade pillow with an inscription/dedication of. Over 250+ pictographs on it is an extraordinary example of Hongshan Culture and is one of the finest known examples in the world.

By translating the inscription/dedication on the jade, we believe it was meant to support the head of a deceased, high-status or royal individual over 5,000-years-ago. The two human heads on each end of the pillow represent the two souls of the departed person, as the ancient Chinese believed that each person had two souls. When a person died, one soul would stay buried in an underground tomb, while the other soul would attempt to journey to eternal life in Heaven (Tian or Tien) to live with their Ancestors. The heads also symbolize the ancient Chinese concepts of Yinyang also called Yin and Yang, as well as the Chong Qi {Vital Energy}. By translating the two, large, pictographic characters incised, pecked, and painted on the sides of the pillow, we know that this jade offering was made to honor a deceased, high-status person whose soul (his life force) is quickly traveling on a journey to live in eternity with his Ancestors in Heaven (Tian). The estimated 250+ much smaller pictographs/characters that have been painted and pecked on all surfaces of the jade pillow that tell us in some detail the offerings that the Sons made on behalf of their Father. These characters were meant only for the eyes of the Ancestors, as human eyes were not deemed worthy. This jade artifact has not been displayed in public or published prior to this listing, as it has been in a private Chinese collection for over 50 years until acquired by this site. This item is unconditionally guaranteed authentic. It was legally imported into the United States years ago from a private collection and is legal to sell and own under U. Statute Title 19, Chapter 14, Code 2611, Convention on Cultural Property. As noted above, the Neolithic Chinese believed that each person had two souls. When a person died, one soul would stay buried in an unground tomb, while the other soul would attempt to journey to eternal life in Heaven (Tian or Tien) to live with their Ancestors. Therefore, this jade pillow appears to represent the two souls.

Their ears are shaped like bent staples, an ancient character that means to hear as in the Ancestors hear the prayers and offerings presented to them. Inside each of the ear brackets, are very small pictographs that only measure.

And the protruding eyes also have rows of tiny pictographs painted on them! For example, on one eye, I can see 8 characters on a row that is less-than 1 (24mm) long! That makes each character just 3mm. During the Hongshan Culture, only high-status persons of great wealth and power were allowed to use jade as ornaments or in their tombs.

The type, size, and number of jade objects one could have in their tomb was strictly enforced by the ruling warlords and emperors. They controlled the mining and production of precious jadean immortal object that could ward off Evil Spirits that were thought to luck everywhere and prevent the souls of the departed from reaching immortality in Heaven (called Tian).

Over 250+ pictographic on it is an extraordinary example of Hongshan Culture and is one of the finest known examples in the world. English Translation of Pictographic Characters. The Hongshan Culture were among the first culture in ancient China to develop a written language over 5,000-years-ago. The pictographic characters they used were the precurser to the use of characters by China. So, for example, the stick figure of a man holding an axe or flint knife in his hand represented the ritual sacrifice of an animal.

And the four-legged animal he killed is usually pictured on its side, next to the Son. So, in a way, these primitive pictographs are similar to our modern emoji we text each other today. This jade pillow contains an estimated 250+ pictographic characters that provide us with a detailed inscription/dedication on the sacrifices that the Sons and Grandsons made to their Ancestors, on behalf of their departed father. It is RARE that such a long inscription is found on a ritual jade made during the Hongshan period. There are two, large Chinese charactersone on each sideincised in low relief on this large, jade pillow.

I have provided, expanded English translations of these two ancient characters. Z = In this case, the 1.4 (35mm) tall character is an ancient form of the Chinese character I and it represents the exhalation of breath or to terminate or to be no moreto have passed. The stick-shaped man measures 2.21 (56mm) tall and is leaning forward to walk quickly and with hasty strides. It often is used to mean to go, to travel, or sail, or in this case for the soul of the departed to go on a journey to Heaven to live in eternity with his Ancestors. So we know that this jade offering was made to provide a final resting place and to honor a deceased person whose soul (his life force) is quickly traveling on a journey to live in eternity with his Ancestors in Heaven (Tian).

In addition, there are an estimated 250+ much smaller pictographs/characters that have been painted on all surfaces of the jade pillow that tell us in some detail the offerings that the Sons made on behalf of their Father. Here are just a sampling of the characters that I can see clearly enough to translate. Perhaps one of the more amazing rows of characters are those that can be found on the eyes of both the human heads. For example, on one eye, I can see 7 rows of characters, with about 10 characters in each row that are less-than 1 (24mm) long!

12 wide and about 70 characters in just this one eye!! Inside the staple-shaped ears of the human heads {See photo # 8-11} , there are a several characters, including sons holding axes/knives they have used to sacrifice animals as the Ancestors dive from Tian to accept the gifts. See photo # 8 and notice the entire ear is just 2mm long, with perhaps a dozen characters painted inside the ear! There are many characters show the Sons and grandsons sacrificing animals, while other characters show the Ancestors looking down with benevolence upon the offerings. An offering of ritual, poured wine for the Ancestors. The wine was poured onto bundles of dried grass that was then burned so the smoke would carry the wine offering and the prayers of the sons to the Ancestors in Heaven (Tian or Tien in Chinese). Ancestors looking at the offerings presented to them by the sons and grandsons of the departed person. Sons & Grandsons holding curved, flint knives and axes that symbolize the sacrifice of animals. A shelf that shows the dried meat from a sacrificed animal. To speak or offer prayers. Grandsons to small to stand are pictured as tiny, frog-like creatures. Father & Son with Axes and a Tiger with a long tail.

A Dragon pecked into the jade ear of the human heads on each end. Therefore, here is my best, partial translation of the inscription on this jade pillow is as follows. [Vital Energy] Quickly Journeys to Heaven.

In Order that He may Eternally Live with His Dragon Ancestors. You are among the first persons in over 5,000 years to have read the inscription on this Neolithic Chinese Jade Pillow! This jade artifact has not been displayed in public or published prior to this listing, as it has been in a private Chinese collection for over 50 years.

The Ancestral Landscape, David N. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America, Feb/March 2015. Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

Smithsonian Museum, Sackler & Freer Gallery, WDC. NOTE: This is a stunning, historical masterpiece of Neolithic Chinese jade carving and worthy of the finest collections.

Please examine the macro photos carefully as they are part of the description. The item "X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC" is in sale since Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "houghton-usa" and is located in Sequim, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.


X-RARE Chinese Imperial Jade Pillow with2 Souls + Immortality Inscription-3000 BC