Forked blade (zhang 璋), fragment

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Maker(s)
Artist: Erlitou culture 二裏頭 (ca. 2000-1600 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty, ca. 2000-ca. 1600 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 14 x 5.1 x 0.2 cm (5 1/2 x 2 x 1/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province
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
S2012.9.257
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Weapon and Armament
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
blade, China, Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE), Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum