Lot 700
  • 700

AN EXCEPTIONAL AGATE 'DEMON MASK' FITTING NEOLITHIC PERIOD, SHANDONG LONGSHAN CULTURE

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
Sold
1,187,500 HKD
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Description

the front side carved in varying levels of relief with strongly defined facial features, portrayed with slanting elliptical eyes with rounded pupils flanking a high-bridged nose with curled back nostrils, an open mouth revealing fangs and clenching teeth, the reverse side incised with an intricate design of demonic mask and drilled with a groove at the upper part, the fitting pierced through vertically with an aperture, of translucent tawny agate
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