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The Batanes Nephrite Artefacts

Hung, Hsiao-Chun; Iizuka, Yoshiyuki

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Nephrite (jade) ornaments, especially ear-ornaments, are among the most attractive artefacts in Southeast Asian archaeology. As Loofs-Wissowa stated (1980-81: 57): �Ear-ornaments in general seem to have played, and are still playing in some societies, a greater role in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia than almost anywhere else in the world.....� Because of the beautifully wrought shapes and enchanting translucent colours of nephrite or jadeitite ornaments, generations of archaeologists...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38705
Source: 4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange: The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines (Terra Australis 40)
Book Title: 4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange: The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines (Terra Australis 40)
DOI: .22459/TA40.12.2013.09
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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