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Forked blade (zhang 璋)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 33.5 x 7.1 x 1.3 cm (13 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China, probably Sichuan province, Sanxingdui
Date:
ca. 1600-1300 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.69
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
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