X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation

X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation

X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation
Artifacts, Antiques & Fine Collect i bles. Jade Pendant of a Chinese Imperial Counselor/Minister to the Emperor. Painted Pictographs of Imperial Dragon plus 40 Others. 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. Jade Pendant of a Chinese Imperial Counselor/Sage to the Emperor. Highly polished nephrite jade, with an estimated 40+ pictograms painted black on all surfaces of the pendant.

This nephrite jade, Liangzhu Culture pendant is in museum quality condition. The celadon green jade has turned an amazing shade of orange/brown from the iron and other elements in the damp soil that have been absorbed into the jade after being buried for thousands of years.

This patina should never be removed, because the natural patina is one way to identify an authentic Liangzhu jade. It has a stable jade fissure at the belt line, but it does not appear to have been repaired or restored and does not affect the condition or value.

A small section of the orange/brown patina has been removed by polishing on the left side of the mans head by the previous collector in China; this exposes the original color of the nephrite jadea lovely light, celadon greenbut sadly also erased some of the painted pictographs on that section of the pendant. Provenance: This amulet/pendant is one of several identical pendants that were obtained from a private collector in China. I believe these pendants would have been included in an Emperors tomb to provide him wise consul and advice in his eternal afterlife in Heaven. These pendants have for many years been in this authors private collection in the State of Washington. This is the first time it has been offered for sale in the United States.

Painted on the front of the pendant, just below the belt line, is an Imperial Dragon. This one pictograph verifies that this man held a high-level position of sage/advisor/minister or ambassador in the Emperors court, as no ordinary old man would have dared to have an Imperial Dragon on a piece of jade that would have been placed in the Emperors tomb or in his temple. These items offered for sale by Ancient Civilizations are unconditionally guaranteed authentic. They were legally imported to the United States years ago and are legal to sell and own under U. Statute Title 19, Chapter 14, Code 2611, Convention on Cultural Property. This lovely jade pendant dates to the Neolithic Chinese people known as the Liangzhu Culture 3500 BC2100 BC. The Liangzhu are believed to have been the first people in China to ever use jade as a marker of social statusand this jade pendant of an imperial, venerable. Sage, likely of ambassador or minister rank, is an awesome example. This 4.61 (117 mm). Tall pendant is in the form a stylized older sage/ambassador, who has a long triangle-shaped beard and was likely a venerable sage/ambassador and member of the Emperors Imperial Court. He wears a high-status, long-sleeved gown with square shoulders that is belted in the front and reaches to the floor. His tiny, almond shaped eyes and curved mouth with a smile have been incised into the hard jade with the finest of cut lines and are utterly amazing.

Some experts suggest that a diamond or iron meteorite awl was used by the Neolithic stone masons to make these ultra-thin cut lines, as Neolithic cultures did not have iron tools to incise the extremely hard jade. The pendant appears to have perhaps 40+ pictograms that were painted in black, mineral pigment colors onto the highly-polished surface of the old sage when it was made and dedicated to him millennia ago. Several of the pictograms have faded or blurred, but I can see the images of. This pictograph extends from the base to the Ambassadors belt line on his left side--see my photo # 3.

Look carefully and you can see his legs, feet, and claws! I believe there is even a second Imperial Dragon on the other side.

The Son making this offering of jade on behalf of his Father, the Emperor. Highest God in Heaven (Tien).

The ritual sacrifice of several animals (maybe 8+), shown on the front, back, and even the two sides. A libation of wine being poured onto grass and then burned so the smoke would arise to the Heavens with the prayers for the eternal life of their father/grandfather in Heaven. On the very top and on the flat base, there are several more painted images, but the painted lines have blurred to much for me to see them clearly enough to make a positive ID and to translate them. And perhaps 35+ more images that I cannot see clearly enough to decipher. The longest and largest pictogram measures 1.66 (42 mm) long and is of a powerful dragon that can be found on the lower half of the man; it is on the mans left side and is depicted running straight up from the base to the belt line of the man.

As images of the omnipotent Dragon could only be used at this time by the Emperor himself, this pendant was almost assuredly made for an Emperor or his immediate family/royal entourage. The pendant has a drilled hole that passes from the top of the head to the flat base. When trying to look through the hole, one will notice that it curves in the center where the two holes met after hours of painstaking drilling with primitive hand tools. Archaeologists classify these holes that go form the top of the head to the base as bi-conical bore holes, which was the common type of hole made in the Liangzhu Culture. It was necessary to drill from both sides with a hollow, bamboo tube that would be dipped into abrasive and then rotated rapidly against the stone to affect a ring-form type of hole, leaving the solid core intact.

Therefore, the meeting place of the two borings is not true to a single, straight channel and a curved remnant ridge that is not ground or polished-out remains at the common junction. The center core was often snapped off by tapping or pushing the center core to one side and thus completing the long hole. Then entire pendant is defined by incision and plain modeling, with a flat back and notched back of the head. This same style is seen copied 2,000 years later during the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC9 AD).

It is a powerful, abstract image and one meant only for the royal class. Please examine the macro photos carefully as they are part of the description.

The item "X-RARE Chinese Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation" is in sale since Friday, March 19, 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 Liangzhu Culture Imperial Counselor/Minister Amulet withTranslation