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Ritual Blade

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Object Number:30-8-10
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Shang Dynasty
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1100
Section:Asian
Materials:Jade
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

Description

Ritual blade made of blue and gray-green jade, most likely an axe or chisel. It has two perforations, one near the narrow end and one closer to the longer edge. They are bored from different sides-perhaps at different times. A worn groove is visible from the narrow end to the perforation. It is similar to one found at a Longshan site.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Jades: an Exhibition at the University Museum University of Pennsylvania (18 May 1978 - 30 Jul 1978) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] 1978. Chinese Jades: An Exhibition at The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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