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A RARE JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE
1.500 € - 2.500 €
Description:China, probably late Neolitic/ early Shang dynasty, 2nd Millenium BC
32,1 x 8,6 cm
Ceremonial blade 'dao' with three approx. 1 cm large holes and a cut 4th hole at one corner, upper left large recess in the form of a circle segment. Beige-greenish brown domed jade.
Former important Berlin private collection, according to the owner since around 1920 in the possesion of his family, sold Nagel '88 Treasures', 17.5.2006, lot 800 - Important South German private collection
Very slightly chipped