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Native NameKuei
Object Number: 30-8-6
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Early Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -1027
Late Date: -642
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 20 (3): 4-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 7View Objects cited in this Publication

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