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

Straight chisel (gui 圭)

Classification
Ceremonial Object
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911, in the style of a Neolithic model
Object Date
1644-1911, in the style of a Neolithic model
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 20.9 x 3.9 x 1 cm (8 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in)
Origin
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.57

商代(公元前1600–1050年)
中國
軟玉
高20.9、寬3.9、厚1釐米
查爾斯·蘭·佛利爾贈送
器物編號:F1917.57
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; slender chisel shaped object of the type kuei [gui 圭]; two conical perforations at one end, bored from opposite sides; edges rounded and slightly tapering to beveled end; closely mottled gray and pale tan; decoration: incised, faint traces of design between perforations; unctuous surface. (Corner broken.)

Acquired with an inscribed box.
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