Harvesting knife (hu 笏), fragment

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Maker(s)
Artist: Sanxingdui culture 三星堆 (ca. 2000 - ca. 1000 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 2000-1000 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.8 × 33.3 × 0.8 cm (3 7/16 × 13 1/8 × 5/16 in)
Geography
China, Sichuan province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.60
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite
Provenance

Reportedly excavated at An Hsi, in Chekiang [1]

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [2]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states: "Said to have been excavated at An Hsi, in Chekiang."

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1440, pg. 347, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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