Liangzhu Culture, circa 3300 – 2250 B.C.
made up of thirty-four beads of various shapes and sizes including twenty tubular beads, six awl shaped beads, six small rounded beads and two mushroom shaped beads, all with cloudy tan mottled coloration.
Length 14 1⁄8 inches (36 cm)
A similar necklace made up of forty-seven Neolithic jade beads excavated from a Liangzhu Culture site at Fuquanshan, Qingpu county, Jiangsu province in 1984, and now in the Shanghai Museum, is illustrated by Rawson (ed.), Treasures from Shanghai: Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Jades, London, 2009, p. 67, no. 8.
新石器時代 良渚玉項飾 長 36 厘米