Keywords: Middle Shang dynasty (ca. 1400 - 1300 BCE)

8 objects

Ancestor tablet

Handle (one corner chipped) of slightly translucent, dark, gray-green nephrite; the tang pierced for attachment.


Ancestor tablet

Six tiers of leaves or scales rise up each side of the jade handle. Each tier is separated from the one adjacent to it by a narrow vertical band running up the center of each side. The tip of the handle is an inverted truncated pyramid. The tectiform bar at the top of the handle …


Ancestor tablet

Handle (?), knife-shaped, portion with large petal-shape in low relief; tapered to rounded, spade-shaped end; translucent milky white, tan streaking. (Some calcification and interior crystallization; slight nick in edge. Good condition.)