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2006bc0908 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 9
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
475 BC-221 BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Length: 22 cm, Width: 5.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
85169
label
Tablet (gui) Eastern Zhou dynasty 400-250 BC Carved nephrite jade Museum no. A.74-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:08:38.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:08:38.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 10
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.74-1936
museum_number_token
a741936
object_number
O110155
object_type
Tablet (gui)
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Brownish-white jade, grain pattern.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC0908
production_note
James Watt opinion 11/6/1987: Song Xia Nai opinion 1986: Tang or Song Thomas Lawton opinion 11/7/90: could be earlier, Eastern Zhou. Many Eastern Zhou pieces highly lustrous, but many also (like this one) have non-lustrous surfaces.
production_type
public_access_description
A gui is a tablet with a pointed tip. An ancient Chinese text entitled the' Zhouli' (Rituals of Zhou) describes the gui as a ceremonial object to sacrifice to the direction east. It was also used in Daoist rituals.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
tablet-gui-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-221
year_start
-475