[X] Chinese Art [X] Erligang period (ca. 1500 - ca. 1300 BCE)

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3 objects
F1915.69

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.69
<p>Ceremonial implement of the type kuei [gui] ; long, wide form with bevelled end and perforation above handle; mottled pale cream and dark reddish brown with traces of black; smooth surface. (Slightly chipped, gouge at end of handle.)</p>
F1915.108

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.108
<p>Ceremonial weapon of the type ko [ge] ; light gray with green cast, pale yellow and blue mottlings; two conical perforations in the tang, drilled from opposite sides of the blade; incised and channeled lines on butt and tang; pointed end and two cutting edges. (Slightly chipped.)</p>
F1916.369

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.369
<p>Ceremonial implement of the type kuei [gui] ; opaque, moss green with minute silvery specks and scattered light tan strata marks; area of mottled grayish brown decomposition at handle and a blue green streak at conical perforations; smoothed depressions near each end on one side; upper corner chamfered. (Handle and corner chipped.) Acquired with an &#8230;</p>