• Harvesting knife (hu 笏)
  • Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

Classification
Ceremonial Object
Maker(s)
Artist: Erlitou culture 二里頭 (ca. 2000-1600 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2000-1600 BCE
Object Date
ca. 2000-1600 BCE
Medium
Jade (serpentine)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 10.5 x 73.6 x 1.4 cm (4 1/8 x 29 x 9/16 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.449
幾何紋笏
二里頭文化(公元前2000--1600年)
中國河南二里頭
蛇紋石質玉
高10.5、寬73.6、厚1.4釐米
亞瑟 M. 賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.449
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
The object is of commanding size. It is trapezoidal in shape. The lower edge is marked by slightly diminished thickness, but it does not become a true cutting edge. The sides too, which are serrated to form flanges, are thinned out leaving the central area as almost a relief panel. Here the decoration, identical on both sides, consists of lines that form alternately straight and crisscross bands. Five conical holes drilled from one side pierce close to the upper edge. The stone is dark green and brown. Condition: old nicks, abrasions on edges; several small rough areas on surface.
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