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Spring and AutumnPeriod770-476B.C.

Unearthed at Xichuan,Henan

Length: 14.6cm

Width: 4.4cm

Jadepei-pendant is a kind of ornamental jade articles. The Chineseoften associate the special qualities of jade with man's virtues.Wearing ornamental jade articles symbolizes one's purity, loftymorality and virtues. Just as the saying put it, A gentleman wouldnever take the jade ornament off his body without duereason.

The tiger-shaped jade has theexquisite designs. The designs are carved by applying lines inintaglio.