Keywords: Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)

315 objects
F1916.389

Six-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.389

Tall, squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; projecting collar at top, wider at base; mottled black,browns, red, and tan; decoration: channeled and incised, vertical grooves on sides, horizontal grooves, bands, and circles at corners, traces of meander pattern. (Extensive breaks at both ends; surface cracks and damage.) Acquired with a stand, now …

F1916.384

Cylindrical bead

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Cylindrical bead form with longitudinal perforation; black and dark red with traces of silver. (Rim slightly chipped.) One of a set of nine; see F1916.759 to F1916.766. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.381

Disk (bi 璧)

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Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; surface and perforation unevenly cut; mottled rich yellow and golden tan, veins of white decomposition; one side lighter in color and less incrusted. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.244

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.244

Ceremonial implement; blade form of irregular, quadrilateral shape; short ends oblique; cutting edge sharp and slightly curved; three conical perforations near upper straight edge; black with traces of dark olive brown; profuse granular pittings; high luster. (Edge chipped.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.168

Forked blade (zhang 璋), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.168

Portion of a chang; long thin chisel shaped object of the type kuei; diagonal sharp blade, and slightly flaring corners at opposite end; circular perforation; brownish black with shadows under surface spots and streaks on each surface; satin smooth. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.167

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.167

Thin knife blade with one cutting edge of the type hu 笏; 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.

F1916.166

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.166

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.

F1916.165

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.165

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 …

F1916.164

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.164

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.

F1916.163

Harvesting knife (hu 笏)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.163

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; semi–translucent, 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.