Classification: Ceremonial Object

527 objects
F1939.32

Disk (bi)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1939.32
F1919.13a-c

Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1919.13a-c

Large emblematic weapon of the type ko [ge] 戈 (Broken in two and mended; one chip missing). Mottled gray, black and brownish nephrite, somewhat translucent; decorative band of parallel and criss-cross lines engraved on the butt of the blade; a conical perforation in the tang; inscription of thirty characters. Acquired with a wooden box, lid …

F1917.136

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.136

Thin perforated disc of the type pi [bi] 璧; translucent, mottled light golden browns and pale yellowish green; outer edge uneven and much thinner than at perforation; several dark strata cracks. Acquired with a box, now lost. (Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, March 24, 2009) Possibly late Neolithic. Coarse grained material, light golden brown …

F1911.462

Disk (bi)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1911.462
F1911.450

Cong

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1911.450
S1987.453

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.453

The markings on the interior of the central perforation indicate that it was worked from both sides. There are irregularities in the outer edges of the disk. Several chips in the edge, which is rough. Also: Surface cracks and scratches. The inner hole is roughly carved and nicked.

S1987.452

Axe (fu 斧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.452

The rectangular axe blade of mottled jade is slightly splayed toward the blunt, not quite symmetrically curved edge. The butt end of the axe blade is straight. Two conical perforations are placed asymmetrically, off center, at the butt end of the axe blade. (Surface dirt in general; bottom cutting edge nicked in one place.)

S1987.451

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.451

Green black. Blade slightly narrows toward the center and widens at the two-pronged tip. Tip sharpened to a fine edge. One side of the blade is flat, the other almost imperceptibly concave. Surface slightly pitted, nicked in one place that appears to have been buffed down. One tip of cutting edge broken off and old …

S1987.450

Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.450

Gray green with beige clouds. Irregular rectangle, one end and part of cutting edge broken off. Two holes pierced near back edge and one at mid end. Beautifully notched teeth at the opposite edge with weak engraved lines forming a design on either side. Traces of depressions in center, also outlined by weakly engraved lines.

S1987.449

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.449

The object is of commanding size. It is trapezoidal in shape. The lower edge is marked by slightly diminished thickness, but it does not become a true cutting edge. The sides too, which are serrated to form flanges, are thinned out leaving the central area as almost a relief panel. Here the decoration, identical on …