Rare ancient Chinese Shang dynasty carved stone bead necklace
A rare group of authentic Shang period carved stone barrel beads, temporarily restrung in a modern setting as a necklace. Each bead carved with Taotie mask motifs. Each bead separated by rounded jasper beads- also ancient. Dating to circa 12th - 11th century BC, China.
Barrel beads ex- Edgar Beer, Belgium. Arc gallery is an Australian business specializing in the sale of antiques, art & collectables. We are also the only retail outlet for Western Australias premier gemstone cutting factory WA Gemstone Services manufactures of gemstone spheres, polished slabs & lapidary works of art.We are a member of the AIAA (Association of International Antiquities Dealers) which has a strict code of conduct we must conform to. We hope you enjoyed viewing our listing & look forward to doing business with you in the foreseeable future. The item "Rare ancient Chinese Shang dynasty carved stone bead necklace" is in sale since Thursday, January 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "arcgallery" and is located in Western Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Era: 12-11th century BC
- Originating Region: China