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400 objects
S1987.452

Axe (fu 斧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.452

The rectangular axe blade of mottled jade is slightly splayed toward the blunt, not quite symmetrically curved edge. The butt end of the axe blade is straight. Two conical perforations are placed asymmetrically, off center, at the butt end of the axe blade. (Surface dirt in general; bottom cutting edge nicked in one place.)

S1987.451

Forked blade (zhang 璋)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.451

Green black. Blade slightly narrows toward the center and widens at the two-pronged tip. Tip sharpened to a fine edge. One side of the blade is flat, the other almost imperceptibly concave. Surface slightly pitted, nicked in one place that appears to have been buffed down. One tip of cutting edge broken off and old …

S1987.450

Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with geometric decoration, fragment

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.450

Gray green with beige clouds. Irregular rectangle, one end and part of cutting edge broken off. Two holes pierced near back edge and one at mid end. Beautifully notched teeth at the opposite edge with weak engraved lines forming a design on either side. Traces of depressions in center, also outlined by weakly engraved lines.

F1939.21

Ge-shaped pendant

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1939.21

Ceremonial weapon: blade (ge type). Gray-green translucent nephrite with paler mottlings. Tang indicated. One hole for suspension (?).

F1918.23

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1918.23

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; biconically bored, leaving slight median ridge; mottled light and dark gray on obverse; reddish-brown and yellow spots on reverse; both sides almost covered with chalky white decomposition; proportions irregular; surface rough from erosion. (Old chips and breaks.) Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1917.386

Bracelet

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.386

Bracelet, with slightly flattened sides and rounded outer surface; mottled yellow green, tan, and browns; sprinkled with milky white areas of incipient disintegration, more profuse in inner surface; proportions uneven; some tool marks on rim. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1917.384

One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.384

Tubular ring with four angles slightly projecting, a variation of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮, possibly a bracelet; translucent, mottled creams, browns, and traces of gray green; light sprinklings of incipient disintegration; decoration: channeled and in low relief; four rectangles with t’ao-t’ieh [taotie] 饕餮 masks carved in two planes and meeting in center of face. …

F1917.348

Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph and decorated edge

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.348

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving rough median ridge; darkly mottled green and golden brown; bluish-gray frosting and veins of incipient disintegration; scattered granular pittings; decoration: lightly incised, a device on obverse, birds, arrows and geometric pattern around outer rim. Acquired with a box, now lost.

F1917.50

Disk (bi 璧) with knobs

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1917.50

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving slight median ridge; richly mottled olive greens and tan to golden browns with scattered, lighter, translucent strata, small blackish area near rim on one side only; profuse delicate veinings with earth incrustations; decoration: grain pattern in form of semi circular knobs in …

F1916.504

Disk (bi 璧)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1916.504

Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored mostly from one side; mottled light to dark shades of brown with scattered spots of greenish translucent strata; profuse grayish coating of disintegration, especially in veins and breaks; proportions and surface contours uneven. (Rim and some surface areas roughened with chips and cracks.) Acquired with a …