Handle-shaped object - ROM2012_13014_32


Handle-shaped object

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Late Shang Dynasty
6.1 x 2 x 1.1 cm
Object number: 931.13.298
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionOn light green jade and semi-translucent with traces of calcification, the jadework has an uneven face on "twisted" shaft. Unknown yet of its precise function, the bar appears a rectangular shape with a flat top. Its single-bowstring "neck" and two superimposed bands were featured by "bowstrings" and pedal or scale patterns in the middle. Its lower part is carved out, projecting for tenon, assuming to be inserted into some organic staff. Traces of earth and red pigment remained. 玉质青色,半透明,有白斑和泥土。整体呈长方柱形,平顶,柄部内收,中部略鼓,末端有一小短榫。柄部碾琢三道弦纹,中部二组花瓣纹。通体磨光,无穿孔。(古方)
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