Handle for object of unknown function 玉刻刀 - ROM2015_14964_1


Handle for object of unknown function 玉刻刀

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half 11th century BC
Period: Late Shang Dynasty
0.7 x 9.2 x 0.7 cm
Object number: 928.12.160
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionOn pale greyish stone, this object has an upper portion rounded in cross section and grooved horizontally with vertical groove running from top to bottom. Its knob shape top is associated with a perforation from side to top and a small round-hole near top in vertical groove. Its lower section is rectangular in cross section flat on all sides with a splayed end, bevelled into a blade. A perforation is close to the cutting edge, which was drilled from one side. 玉质牙白色,黏有泥土。整体长条形,顶端圆钮,柄部碾琢出瓦棱纹,末端扁平,一面有刃。通体磨光,末端有一穿孔。(古方)
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