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Jade human (Western Zhou Dynasty)

Updated: 2014-02-20

Jade human (Western Zhou Dynasty)

This piece, 9.1-cm tall and 3.3-cm wide, was unearthed at the village of Beizhao, at Tomb No.8 at the Jin site in Western Zhou Dynasty (c.16th century-771 BC), in 1992. It has a flat body with intaglio lines carved all over in a bevel technique. The figure has thick eyebrows, big eyes, a broad nose, and flat mouth. It is wearing a high-collared garment with a short opening on its left side, a girdle around the waist, and a trapezoidal lower part adorned with an arrowhead-shaped accessory. Its two heels are connected to each other and the toes are pointing outward. The back has long, straight hair tied up in a bun with a hole in the middle. It is decorated with double-dragon patterns, pierced in the middle and stretching downward close to the shoulders.

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