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418 objects
F1916.506

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.506

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving median ridge; mottled lime-yellow and pale greens with reddish-brown strata and veinings; profuse cream-colored incipient disintegration in fissures and veinings, of a smooth enamel like texture; surface contours uneven, a saw mark on each side. (Rim broken in several places.) Acquired with …

F1916.498

Axe (fu 斧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.498

Axe of the type fu 斧; rounded blade edge and gently curved sides; perforation bored from both sides leaving median ridge; one surface is mottled yellow and orange with areas and veins of incipient disintegration; opposite surface is pale olive tan with profuse white decomposition. (Corner broken.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.505

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.505

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored obliquely from both sides; mottled tones of yellow and pale green, yellow predominating on one surface, green on the other with scattered dark brown veinings; areas of white incipient disintegration, more pronounced on the yellow side. (Rim has old smooth chips.) Acquired with a box, now …

F1916.495

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.495

Ceremonial implement; blade with lateral dull edges flaring to form sharp concave edge on end; lateral projection on each side above perforated tang; dull brownish black with yellowish brown under surface markings; large areas of gray incrustation. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.494

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.494

Ceremonial implement; blade with two slightly flaring sides, one obliquely beveled to a sharp cutting edge; upper end sharp and slightly concave; prominent lateral projection on each side above perforated tang; dull blackish brown and greens, translucent in thin areas; granular patches with earth incrustation on reverse of tang. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1916.493

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.493

Ceremonial implement; blade with lateral edges flaring slightly to form concave upper end; indented lateral projections on each side above perforated tang; opaque black with small brown strata mark on tang; areas of silvery incrustation.

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, …