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2006bf5067 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
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
2500 BC-2000 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Neolithic grey green rectangular knife, wrong picture
dimensions
Length: 26.8 cm, Width: 10.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
79167
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:43:57.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:43:57.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade
museum_number
A.67-1936
museum_number_token
a671936
object_number
O102852
object_type
Blade
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Looks like a rectangular tablet, with one hole drilled at the top and two holes along one side. Grey green/brownish-yellow with light and dark mottling.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BF5067
production_note
James Watt opinon 11/6/1987: earlier than Western Zhou; late Neolithic/early Shang. Wen Guang opinon 12/5/00: the stone was from xi-bei and contemporary with Qijia/Longshan 2500-2000 BC. It was no longer available after W. Zhou.
production_type
public_access_description
Knife-shaped and axe-shaped blades made from stone were probably working tools in Neolithic societies. The Chinese also made blades from jade. This beautiful mineral is hard but brittle, so the blades are unlikely to have been put to practical use. Instead they would have been held by chieftains as symbols of authority. Large quantities of jade blades have been excavated in different regions in China, indicating their widespread use over a span of more than 3,000 years.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
blade-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2000
year_start
-2500