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Ceremonial tablet

Native Name:
kuei
Object Number:
30-8-6
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Zhou Dynasty
Date Made:
Early Zhou Dynasty
Early Date:
-1027
Late Date:
-642
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Jade
Description:
Jade 'Kuei' tablet, or ceremonial tablet. Grey green jade mottled slightly and containing much blue. Moss-like brown veins on handle. Very thin, the thickest place (at the hole) being only 1/16". Part broken off, but may have been originally twice the length.
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. W. Bahr

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)
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Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition. 20 (3): 4-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 7
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