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

Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment

Classification
Ceremonial Object
Maker(s)
Artist: Longshan culture 龍山 (ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2000-ca. 1700 BCE
Object Date
ca. 2000-ca. 1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D (overall): 41.1 × 11.9 × 4 cm (16 3/16 × 4 11/16 × 1 9/16 in)
Origin
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2012.9.167
幾何紋笏(殘損)
新石器時代晚期(公元前5000--1700年)
中國北方
软玉
高11.9、寬41.1、厚4釐米
史密森博物學院亞瑟 M. 賽克勒美術館保羅·辛格中國藝術收藏品;亞瑟 M. 賽克勒基金會,保羅·辛格,AMS基金會,及亞瑟 M. 賽克勒子女聯合贈送
器物編號:S2012.9.167
On View Location
Currently not on view
Description
Large, thinly sliced trapezoidal blade. Dark mottled gray green altered at one end to grayish white. Two holes on each end of the top blunt edge are drilled from the same side; the middle hole is drilled from the other side. One short end smooth, the other broken by ragged, uneven notches with weak engraved lines on both sides. (Chipped corners and edges.)
Curatorial Remarks
Unpublished Research
Published References
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