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Forked blade (zhang 璋), fragment

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)
Culture:
Erlitou culture, ca. 2000-1600 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1600-ca. 1300 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period or early Shang dynasty
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE)  Search this
blade  Search this
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.257
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
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