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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Stanley Charles Nott, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages, London 1936, pl.VI Oriental Art in the V&A, p. 11. Rose Kerr (ed), Chinese Art and Design, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1991, nr.9, photo p. 39. Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, 2004, no.15
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 1200 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Shang ge with dark green markings on handle
dimensions
Length: 35 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975) International Exhibition of Chinese Art (Royal Academy of Arts 01/01/1935-31/12/1936)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
17815
label
Halberd (ge) Shang dynasty About 1200 BC A jade halberd was not a weapon for combat but a symbol of authority. Carved nephrite jade Museum no. A.71-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:29:35.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:29:35.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 9
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.71-1936
museum_number_token
a711936
object_number
O12690
object_type
Blade
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pale green-brown dagger with dark green flecks. The central ridge of this ceremonial dagger is very apparent (compare FE21-1984). At the junction with the tang is a band of incised rhombic criss-cross between two lines. The tang is decorated with five pairs of parallel ribs formed by incised grooves. Symmetric dented marks on both bevelled edges below criss-cross.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BF5067
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
In ancient times the Chinese people made weapons from bronze and ceremonial objects from jade. This type of blade is called a 'ge'. A jade 'ge' would have been tied to a wooden shaft and held by a chieftain as a symbol of authority.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
blade-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1196
year_start
-1205