32 objects
F1912.28

Cylindrical bead

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1912.28
<p>Cylindrical bead form with longitudinal perforation; chocolate brown with tan specklings; irregularly cut. (One nick.)</p>
F1912.29

Flattened cylindrical bead

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1912.29
<p>Flattened cylindrical bead form with longitudinal perforation bored from both ends; mottled reddish brown with some translucent green, smooth surface.</p>
F1912.40

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1912.40
<p>Miniature perforated disk of the type pi [bi] ; mottled reds, browns, and olive greens; one surface has long gouge. (Rim has smoothed old break and one chip.)</p>
F1914.126

Cylindrical bead

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.126
<p>Bead; cylindrical with longitudinal perforation; mottled brown, yellow, and gray; proportions irregular. (Slightly chipped.)</p>
F1914.127

Cylindrical bead

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.127
<p>Bead; long, cylindrical, with longitudinal perforation; semitranslucent, mottled gray and brown; perforation and proportions irregular. (Slightly chipped.) One of a set: F1914.126 and F1914.127.</p>
F1914.128

Tapered pendant

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.128
<p>Ornament; long, four sided pendant with a blunt end and a small perforated projection at top; translucent gray mottled with orange brown and a deep area of opaque dull brown showing decomposition. (Slightly chipped.)</p>
F1915.51

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.51
<p>Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] ; bored from both sides; darkly mottled brown and olive green with reddish and yellow tints; irregular in thickness and circumference, unevenly cut leaving saw marks. (Three damaged areas on rim.)</p>
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>
F1915.87

Straight chisel (gui圭) with face and bird

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.87
<p>Ceremonial implement of the type kuei [gui ]; short narrow form with beveled end and perforated handle; mottled dark olive brown, reddish brown, olive green, and orange; decoration: in sensible relief and channeled, a demon head on one side, a spread eagle on reverse, triple grooves across handle; dull luster.</p>
F1916.118

One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.118
<p>Squared, hollow cylinder of the type tsung [cong] ; narrow projecting collar at both ends; rich cream and tans; decoration: incised and in low relief, stylized masks and double bands of fine lines on corners. (Collar chipped.)</p>
F1916.156

Arc-shaped pendant (huang 璜)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.156
<p>Thin plaque of the type huang ; roughly semicircular with two conical perforations; closely mottled shades of light to dark browns; satin smooth surface. (Broken in four pieces and mended.)</p>
F1916.157

Six-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks, probably recut

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.157
<p>Tall, squared, hollow cylinder of the type tsung [cong] ; projecting collar at top and base; mottled rich browns, black, and yellowish tan; decoration: channeled and incised, vertical grooves on sides, horizontal notches, ridges, and circles at corners. (Slight surface defects.)</p>
F1916.160

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.160
<p>Ceremonial implement; long, very thin blade form with sharp, beveled cutting edge; niched handle with perforation drilled from one side and cap shaped end; four circular perforations near upper edge drilled from another side; irregular cutting on one surface; translucent, light green with cloudy tan strata and scattered silvery incrustations and markings; high luster. (Break &#8230;</p>
F1916.161

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.161
<p>Ceremonial implement; long, thin blade form with beveled cutting edge, four conical perforations drilled from same side and niched handle; mottled brownish green with area of tan veins and a strip of translucent lighter green along cutting edge; smooth surface. (End broken, chips.) Acquired with a box, now lost.</p>
F1916.162

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.162
<p>Ceremonial implement; very thin; one slightly convex side; lateral edge flares to a sharp concave end with uneven points; one lateral edge partly sharpened; lateral projection on each side above a perforated tang; rough longitudinal ridge on obverse; reverse has cutting irregularity on handle; translucent, mottled light and dark bluish gray. (Slightly chipped.) Acquired with &#8230;</p>
F1916.163

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.163
<p>Ceremonial implement; quadrilateral, thin blade form; slightly curving, very sharp, beveled cutting edge; four conical perforations and a circular depression, the beginning of a fifth perforation; semitranslucent, slate gray with grayish white and tan mottlings and spots; granular pitted area on upper edge. (Blade edge slightly chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.</p>
F1916.164

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.164
<p>Ceremonial implement; blade with one side beveled and slightly concave; upper end slightly concave; irregular longitudinal ridge; prominent lateral projection on each side above perforated tang; black with brownish translucence at upper end; some cream-colored markings on reverse. (Slightly chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.</p>
F1916.165

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.165
<p>Ceremonial implement; blade with one straight and one slightly concave side; upper end irregularly beveled to a sharp edge; longitudinal median ridge indicated; indented lateral projections and notches on each side above perforated tang; greenish black with black spots and yellowish brown translucence in thin areas; earth-incrusted granular patches on tang. (Breaks on tang and &#8230;</p>
F1916.166

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.166
<p>Ceremonial implement; blade slightly concave on both sides; lateral edges flare to form a concave end with chamfered corners; longitudinal median ridge on one surface; lateral projections on each side above a perforated tang; smoky black with yellowish green translucence in thinnest areas; unctuous surface. (One projection broken; chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.</p>
F1916.167

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.167
<p>Thin knife blade with one cutting edge of the type hu ; blade beveled and sharpened; three oblong, longitudinal perforations near upper edge; reverse cut in two planes; semi-translucent, mottled yellowish gray with dark gray areas and black spots; satin smooth surface, some granular pitted areas. (Edge slightly chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.</p>