• Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment
  • Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment
  • Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), 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: 41.3 × 9.2 × 0.5 cm (16 1/4 × 3 5/8 × 3/16 in)
Origin
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1916.416
笏(殘損)
新石器時代晚期(公元前5000--1700年)
中國
軟玉
高9.2、寬41.3、厚0.5釐米
查爾斯·蘭·佛利爾贈送
器物編號:F1916.416
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Lai-Yuan & Company (C.L. Freer source) (ca. 1915-April 1921)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Description
Ceremonial implement; long thin blade form, of the type kuei [gui] 圭; niched handle of uneven thickness with one perforation; tool marks and longitudinal ridge on one surface; translucent, mottled blue gray and green gray with scattered dark and light spots and areas of brown stain; mirror like luster. (Long break on edge, disintegrated hole, rough patches on handle.)

Acquired with a box, now lost.
Curatorial Remarks
Published References
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