Forked blade (zhang 璋)

Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-ca. 1700 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 48.6 x 5 x 0.4 cm (1 15/16 x 19 1/8 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.3447
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Weapon and Armament
Type

Weapon

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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