石家河文化玉勒, Shijiahe culture,Jade Tube, D. 3cm, H. 6.5cm ,110grams

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The Shijiahe culture  (2500-2000 BC) was a late Neolithic culture centered around the middle Yangtze River region in Hubei, China. Carved with green jade, this jade tube has human face on both side. The carving style and jade quality is similar to the jade artifact unearthed Hubei Tianmen County XiaojiayingziWugi. Antiquity evidences include cleaving vein and calcification.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 7
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 7
4. workmanship: 7
5. size: 3
6. condition: 8

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