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

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315 objects
F1916.162

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.162

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 …

F1916.161

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.161

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.

F1916.118

One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.118

Squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; 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.)

F1916.160

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.160

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 …

F1916.157

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

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.157

Tall, squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; 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.)

F1916.156

Arc-shaped pendant (huang 璜)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.156

Thin plaque of the type huang 璜; roughly semicircular with two conical perforations; closely mottled shades of light to dark browns; satin smooth surface. (Broken in four pieces and mended.)

F1915.51

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.51

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; 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.)

F1915.87

Straight chisel (gui圭) with face and bird

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.87

Ceremonial implement of the type kuei [gui 圭]; 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.

F1915.69

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1915.69

Ceremonial implement of the type kuei [gui] 圭; 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.)

F1914.126

Cylindrical bead

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1914.126

Bead; cylindrical with longitudinal perforation; mottled brown, yellow, and gray; proportions irregular. (Slightly chipped.)