Keywords: nephrite

640 objects

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Ceremonial weapon of the type ko [ge] 戈; light gray with green cast, pale yellow and blue mottlings; two conical perforations in the tang, drilled from opposite sides of the blade; incised and channeled lines on butt and tang; pointed end and two cutting edges. (Slightly chipped.)


Disk (bi 璧)

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.)


Straight chisel (gui圭) with face and bird

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.


Forked blade (zhang 璋)

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.)


Cylindrical bead

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


Pendant in the form of a dragon

Ornament; flat sickle-shaped pendant in form of stylized dragon, round perforation for eye and incision for mouth, smaller perforation for cord; translucent grayish green with dark gray clouding; areas of cream-colored disintegration and earth incrustation; red stain.


Tapered pendant

Ornament; long, four sided pendant with a blunt end and a small perforated projection at top; translucent gray mottled with orange brown and a deep area of opaque dull brown showing decomposition. (Slightly chipped.)