Ritual Blade


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 30-8-12
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Formative Period
Date Made Formative Period
Section Asian
Materials Jade

Very thin, dull, gray-green jade dagger with an imprint of a textile and traces of red pigment. There are impressions of ribbed fabric on side A (not pseudomorphic) while the impressions on side B are different. The fiber is not identifiable for either. The yarn-fabric structures are white.

Credit Line Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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