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400 objects
F1916.492a-b

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.492a-b

Ceremonial implement of very dark grayish green jade with brownish patination on tang and edges; blade slightly concave on both sides; lateral dull edges flaring to form sharp concave edge on end; perforation in tang that is divided from the blade proper by triangular projections at either edge. One side of tang chipped. Acquired with …

F1916.491

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.491

Ceremonial implement of nephrite; slightly concave on both sides; lateral edges flare to form a sharp concave edge at the end, with a prominent lateral projection on each side above a perforated tang; longitudinal saw marks and roughly chipped end on handle; greenish black faintly mottled with lighter tone. (Slightly chipped.) Acquired with a box, …

F1916.490

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.490

Large cleaver shaped object of the type kuei [gui] 圭; one long, beveled cutting edge; three conical perforations near upper edge; handle end notched on sides and sharply pointed, opposite end is diagonal; mottled gray and putty colored with cream strata marks, dark cloudings, and reddish brown area near handle; lustrous surface. (Old chips and …

F1916.417

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.417

Ceremonial implement; long, thin, trapezoidal blade form with sharp, beveled cutting edge; three conical perforations near upper edge, smaller one below; short ends diagonal; translucent, mottled light blue and greenish gray with brown and black markings, brown area at one end with red veinings; irregularly cut. (Breaks, chips on edges.) Acquired with a box, now …

F1916.416

Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.416

Ceremonial implement; long thin blade form, of the type kuei [gui] 圭; niched handle of uneven thickness with one perforation; tool marks and longitudinal ridge on one surface; translucent, mottled blue gray and green gray with scattered dark and light spots and areas of brown stain; mirror like luster. (Long break on edge, disintegrated hole, …

F1916.411

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.411

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides; mottled cream and greenish-tan; obverse has veins of whitish disintegration, reverse has rough surface almost covered with paint like cream colored oxidation. (Two adjacent breaks on reverse rim.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.410

Eleven-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.410

Squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; very tall form with wide projecting collar at both ends; bored from both sides leaving slight median ridge; richly mottled reddish brown, olive green, and dull yellow; scattered veins of cream white decomposition and some dark, rough incrustations; decoration: channeled and incised grooves, corner ridges and …

F1916.371

Cong

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.371
F1916.369

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.369

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

F1916.368

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

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.368

Tall, squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; base flat, top has bare suggestion of a collar; mottled dark browns and traces of green; light brown earth incrustations; decoration: channeled horizontal notches on corners, vertical central grooves on sides; strata cracks. (Slightly chipped.) Acquired with stand, now lost.