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Antique (Ancient?) Chinese Rock Crystal Cicada Pendant
Antique Rock Crystal Cicada

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Our Price: £450.00

Product Code: CHBEAD2391

A lovely looking hand carved rock crystal cicada pendant. Since ancient times the Chinese have regarded them as symbols of immortality and they were seen to give protection to the wearer after death. Jade cicadas were often placed on the tongue of the deceased before they were buried, thus ensuring a smooth journey to the next life. A small antique amber bead (8 mm) strung on recent braided cord is also included.

Origin: China
Condition: Very good with a small surface dig at the perforation
Aquired from an old Asian art collection in the UK.
Age: This piece could easily be several hundred years old or more ( a similar piece is dated to the 1st/2nd Century BCE in the British Museum)
Size: 36 mm x 21 mm

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