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Han Dragon Necklace

Item# 80-037078 

Price: $598.00
Member Price: $538.20


  • Imported
  • 18K matte gold overlay
  • Leather cord
  • Turquoise
  • Mother-of-pearl
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Coral
  • Adjustable slide closure
  • Pendant: 3''L x 2 1/4''W; Cord: 24''L



Embrace the majesty of an imperial dragon with our unique necklace. We have adapted this sinuous motif from a splendid Han dynasty (206 B.C.A.D. 220) belt buckle, which was made between the first century B.C. and first century A.D. The original buckle is finely worked in repouss from a single sheet of gold.

The dragon's slender body is dense with granulation: tiny gold granules fused to the surface to highlight the design. The technique was introduced to China in the second half of the first millennium B.C., probably through maritime trade. By the late Western and early Han periods, Chinese goldsmiths had put it to extensive use. Given the ancient buckle's extravagant design, it was likely made in the imperial workshop.

Produced in cooperation with the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum, China

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