FIST WEDGE AS AN AMULET

Starting price:€ 1 000
Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 70FIST WEDGE AS AN AMULET
FIST WEDGE AS AN AMULET
Jade
China
Neolithic (about 3000 to 2000 years ago)
LENGTH 10.25 CM
玉鑿形護身符。中國,新石器時代,約公元前3000-2000年。長10.25厘米。Ralph of Koenigswald先生舊藏。

This edited Jade is of the utmost simplicity. On one side, almost perfectly polished, the back has been edited only a little. Especially nice in the green color! In the sharp light (with a simple lamp is the only part to reach) show a great depth of sounds, Yes that looks like the most unfathomable water of a mountain lake and glide of the black fish, a narrow, elongated inclusions in the Mineral! It is strange that it can give, but in and through this Jade is a pleasure (for the people at the time, played no role or were they - in spite of perhaps sharper eyes - no way to see it that way). Moreover, these dark green Moosjade is already of great rarity!
That this stone has not in fact been found by chance in exactly this Form in a stream or river, showing the very interesting, diverse traces of processing, a time-consuming grinding and polishing, the characteristics of which emerge particularly under appropriate magnification meaningful!"Fist" is not a Chinese well-known term. There is such a tool "Zao" is called, in English, chisel. A jadener Zao is "Yuzao".

Lit.: In Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 1, a similar example (no. 295, L 11.5 cm) from the Majiayao culture (3300 - 2050 ante). Rawson, Jessica, Chinese Jade from the Neolithictothe Qing, an article on Axes starting on page 167ff.


Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From the former collection of Ralph von koenigswald, acquired around 1939 in Beijing, then in the collection of a German doctor from Singapore, then the collection of Vera Krassilnikoff, Vienna
ANTIQUE AND ARCHAIC JADES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUSTAV, RALPH KING OF THE FOREST (1902 - 1982)
NR. 70-74d

Gustaf Ralph of the king of the forest (1902 - 82) is one of the most important paleoanthropologists of the world, became famous with the discovery of Homo erectus in Java. Koenigswald has stayed in Beijing at the end of the 1930s, and especially with the acquisition of Jaden is concerned. Already in 2007, we were able to acquire valuable Jaden from his possession.

We have been made from a customer's attention, that this resolution, a Ritual axe of the Nicoya culture (Costa Rica) could be. If you wish, in this regard, more detailed information, we will send you the appropriate Mail.
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