• Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment
  • Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment
  • Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment

Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment

Type
Ceremonial object: harvesting knife (hu)
Maker(s)
Artist: Longshan culture 龍山 (ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2000-1700 BCE
Object Date
ca. 2000-1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 17 x 47.8 x 0.9 cm (6 11/16 x 18 13/16 x 3/8 in)
Origin
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.450
幾何紋笏(殘損)
新石器時代(公元前7000--1700年)
中國山東
軟玉
高17、寬47.8、厚0.9釐米
亞瑟 M. 賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.450
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
Gray green with beige clouds. Irregular rectangle, one end and part of cutting edge broken off. Two holes pierced near back edge and one at mid end. Beautifully notched teeth at the opposite edge with weak engraved lines forming a design on either side. Traces of depressions in center, also outlined by weakly engraved lines.
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