Most of my nephrite jade pieces are small
I was delighted to be able to put these two pieces together again in their second life, as they had been in death. For a discussion see my book (still free for just the cost of the postage). I was given one in Hong Kong, Dandelion antiques, and found its brother or sister (sexing of skulls is difficult) in a Tony Wilson horde in Australia. Thanks Tony.
This is a group of three skull humanoids
These are five in beautiful black jade (the black being due to pyrite inclusions in the background tremolite. Note the skull on a skull; how depressed can a man get?
Close-up of the perched bird on the skull, for which the drill hole was never finished
Eight small shui jing glass skulls
Finally two quite large skulls with the central hole drilled out to 6 cm diameter (clear glass skull) and 5.7 (Cobalt blue skull) respectively. Clues to an extraordinary technology
And finally one of a pair of superb skull masks in red shui jing. Note the line of putative microdiamonds picked up by the glass, and lying in what looks like amorphous carbon. The largest of these crystals is 500 microns across
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