Handle-shaped jade 玉柄形器 - ROM2012_13014_31


Handle-shaped jade 玉柄形器

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang-Western Zhou Dynasty
16.5 x 3 x 1.1 cm
Object number: 929.11.126
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionIts greenish stone is calcified to opacity and an off-white surface. This object exemplifies a broad and simple form but sharply-cut detailed of this kind so far known. Its rectangular in section is fine except for tapering top. The lower end was roughly cut or broken then finished on a diagonal. "Grip" on top was decorated with two "bowstrings" in flat relief across its slender part on three sides. 玉质灰白色,有褐色沁斑、裂纹。整体长方形,顶部浑圆,柄部内收,有两道凸棱,末端平直、浑圆。通体磨光,无纹,无穿孔。(古方)
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