University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKuei
Object Number:30-8-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Early Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -1027
Late Date: -642
Section:Asian
Materials:Jade
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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.


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 - 05 Feb 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 20. no. 3. pg. 4-20 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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