Shijiahe Culture (2500 BCE-2000 BCE)


石家河文化玉勒, H.6.5cm, D.3cm, 115grams.


Shijiahe Culture Jade Tube, H.6.5cm, D.3cm, 115grams. Shijiahe Culture was a late Neolithic Culture centered in the middle Yangtze River region of Hubei Province, China. The carving style and jade quality are similar to the jade artifacts unearthed from Hubei Tianmen County Xiaojiayingzi Wugi. Typical jades found are human heads and tiger heads. The human heads are designed with curry hair, big lip, and wild boar type teeth. Some human head jades have the dual low relief carving style lines of Shang Dynasty jades.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 10
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 9
  5. size:5
  6. condition: 6