Cuff-like Ornament 玉箍形器 璇玑 - ROM2012_13004_3


Cuff-like Ornament 玉箍形器

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 4th millennium BC
Period: Neolithic Hongshan culture
11.2 x 8.2 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 947.37.2
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. A. W. Bahr
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionMade on calcified jade, this unique shaped ornament is rare but similar to those unearthed from Hongshan Culture, dated to 5000 BP, in Northeastern China. It appears in hollow elliptical cylinder flaring and partly extended at one end, smaller and even at other. Smooth polished exterior, it was less finely polished on the inside, which shows straight and curving scares of the cutting tools. 玉质白色,有青色、褐色沁痕。整体呈长筒形,扁圆,一端口大,一端口小。口大的一端呈斜面状,敞口,边缘较薄。口小的一端平圆。通体磨光,无纹。口大的一端有裂。(Gu Fang)
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