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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 14
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. 2500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Blade, nephrite jade, carved
dimensions
Length: 34 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
85177
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:08:40.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:08:40.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.66-1936
museum_number_token
a661936
object_number
O110170
object_type
Blade
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Brownish-yellow jade. Blade is thinner at cutting edge than at the top. Surface has four holes, three drilled from one side, one from the other.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT6140
production_note
Liangzhu Culture James Watt opinion 11/6/1987: Early Shang
production_type
public_access_description
In prehistoric times the Chinese people made tools from stone and ceremonial objects from jade. A jade blade such as this would have been tied to a wooden handle and held by a chieftain as a symbol of authority.
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
-2496
year_start
-2505