Awl shaped jade, mid to late Dawenkou or early Yangzhu culture (c. 3300-2600 BCE)
- Image Number: Jewelry
- Material:mineral/jade jewelry/jade
- Description:. No matter the size of the tomb, the sex and age of the tomb owner, it is possible to find jade cones. The basic shape is long strip, with one end converging to the tip, and the other end being either flattened or cut into a tenon, most of which are drilled with small holes. Scholars believe that it may initially be a tool for scraping acupuncture points to cure diseases, and gradually developed into an ornament with the meaning of communicating with God. This short and thick cylindrical cone is an earlier shape. It may have been deeply stained by brown dye after the late Ming Dynasty
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