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Ring

Ring

Object Number:30-8-1
Place Name:China
Period:Han Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

Description

Jade bi, or disc of heaven. The color is a dull yellow ochre with worn rough blotches; bits of greenish conglomorate appear here and there. The hole has a bevel of 3/8" slant on one side and 5/16" on the other. Said to be early Han and from the same grave as 30-8-2.

Ornament, Disc Object On Display

Ornament, Disc

Object Number:30-8-3
Place Name:China
Period:Shang Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

Description

Greenish white jade ring, xuanji, with three tangent notches. Edges with dull rounded bevel except at notches where line of angle is sharply defined. 'Tie ring' used to hold the rope around presentation bales of silk.

Ceremonial tablet Object On Display

Ceremonial tablet

Object Number:30-8-6
Place Name:China
Period:Zhou Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

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.

Mortuary House Object On Display

Mortuary House

Object Number:C356
Place Name:China
Period:Han Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

Description

Pottery model of a han house or watch tower. Green glazed. Three stories. Birds on roof.

Ritual Vessel

Ritual Vessel

Object Number:41-25-1A
Place Name:China
Period:Western Zhou Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

Description

Ding (鼎), bronze food vessel with cover and three legs. The body is strongly decorated with three large bovine taotie masks separated by flanges. The cover handle and the two upright handles on the vessel are ornamented with wide-mouthed spiral horned animals in high relief. Greyish green patina. On the inside of the lid and on the bottom of the bowl there is an ox head.

Beaker, Chinese Ritual Vessel

Beaker, Chinese Ritual Vessel

Object Number:29-25-1
Place Name:China
Period:Western Zhou Dynasty
Culture: Chinese

Description

Zun, 尊, with wide central band of ornament between two raised lines, top and bottom. Design consists of confronted birds between taotie masks. Inscription inside the base reads: 獸作父庚寶尊彝.[弓]. "Shòu zuò fù gēng bǎo zūn yí gōng" ("Shou made for his Father Day 7 this precious ritual vessel. [Lineage emblem.]"). Triangular piece broken from foot. Crack at lip shows a mend.

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