• Straight chisel (gui 圭)
  • Straight chisel (gui 圭)
  • Straight chisel (gui 圭)

Straight chisel (gui 圭)

Classification
Ceremonial Object
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-ca.1700 BCE
Object Date
ca. 5000-ca.1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 16.5 x 4 x 1.1 cm (6 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in)
Origin
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.34

新石器時代晚期(公元前5000–1700年)
中國
軟玉
高16.5、寬4、厚1.1釐米
查爾斯·蘭·佛利爾贈送
器物編號:F1917.34
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Li Wenqing 李文卿 (C.L. Freer source) (ca. 1869-1931)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Description
Ceremonial implement; chisel shaped object of the type kuei [gui 圭]; long slender form with perforation in the squared handle; edges rounded; broadly beveled at one end; closely mottled cream and light tan; decoration: a band of channeled and incised lines; smooth surface.

Acquired with an inscribed box.


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