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Disk (bi)

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 16.3 x 0.8 cm (6 7/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.145
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.8 x 84.1 x 0.9 cm (4 11/16 x 33 1/8 x 3/8 in)
Culture:
Erlitou culture, ca. 2000-1600 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Period:
Eriltou culture or early Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE)  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.396.1
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Straight chisel (gui 圭)

Calligrapher:
Box cover inscribed by Yuan Lizhun 袁勵準 (1875-1936)  Search this
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.9 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm (7 1/16 x 1 5/8 x 9/16 in)
Culture:
Qijia culture, ca. 2250 - ca.1900 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Northwest China
Date:
ca. 5000-ca. 1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gui  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.7a-d
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Scabbard chape ornament

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.16
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.4 x 10.9 x 0.4 cm (1 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
carving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.20
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Ancestor tablet

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 17.9 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm (7 1/16 x 5/8 x 7/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1400-ca. 1300 BCE
Period:
Middle Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.31
Restrictions & Rights:
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Disk (bi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam: 11 cm (4 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
206-220 BCE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.32
Restrictions & Rights:
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Forked blade (zhang 璋)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41 x 6.5 x 1 cm (16 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.55
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 34.5 x 17.5 x 5.4 cm (13 9/16 x 6 7/8 x 2 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
engraving  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1940.10a-d
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.3 x 26.7 x 0.9 cm (4 1/16 x 10 1/2 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Period:
Erlitou culture or early Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.3
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Axe (yue 鉞)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 21.3 x 7.9 x 2.1 cm (8 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 10.6 × 41.9 × 0.9 cm (4 3/16 × 16 1/2 × 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.5
Restrictions & Rights:
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Dagger-axe (ge) with dragons

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 9.6 x 41.1 cm (3 3/4 x 16 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-1200 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1950.9
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Disk (bi 璧)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 46 x 1.5 cm (18 1/8 x 9/16 in)
Diam (hole): 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in)
Culture:
Qijia culture, ca. 2250 - ca.1900 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Northwest China
Date:
ca. 2250-1900 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1956.16
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Tube (cong 琮)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.5 × 8.9 × 8.7 cm (7 5/16 × 3 1/2 × 3 7/16 in)
Diam (hole): 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE
Period:
Probably late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.24
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Seven-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks, eyes rubbed away

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.4 x 8.1 x 8.1 cm (8 1/16 x 3 3/16 x 3 3/16 in)
Diam (hole): 6.3 cm (2 7/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.30
Restrictions & Rights:
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Four-tier tube (cong 琮) with mask, eyes rubbed away

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.5 x 6.7 x 6.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Diam (hole): 6.3 cm (2 7/16 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.36
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Harvesting knife (hu) with dragons

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 19.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 cm (7 9/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.38
Restrictions & Rights:
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Axe (yue 鉞), made from a collared disk

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22.5 x 20.3 x 1.1 cm (8 7/8 x 8 x 7/16 in)
Diam (hole): 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in)
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Probably Anyang, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.48
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Ritual bell (dotaku)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 95.7 x 50.8 cm (37 11/16 x 20 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Kinki region, Japan
Date:
2nd century
Period:
Yayoi period
Topic:
Yayoi period (400 B.C.E - 250 CE)  Search this
bell  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1968.73
Restrictions & Rights:
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