1943.50.70 (left) and 1943.50.5 (right) Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.70
Title
Thin, Chisel-Like Jade Blade
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
chisel
Date
Longshan or Erlitou culture, c. 2000 BCE - c. 1700 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204894
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent, deep celadon-green nephrite with a few whitish markings
Dimensions
18.8 x 4.7 x 0.3 cm (7 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/8 in.)
unspecified: 45 g
Published Text
Catalogue
Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Authors
Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
Publisher
Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)

Catalogue entry no. 201 by Max Loehr:

201 Thin Chisel-like Blade
Translucent, deep celadon-green jade with a few whitish markings. The thin, plano-convex blade has a concave edge, with the tips broken off. Of the two perforations, the upper and smaller one is conical; the lower one, cylindrical and irregularly rounded. A sharply marked, straight groove runs on the convex surface from the upper hole to the butt. The sides are sharp-edged. Western Chou(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.70
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), cat. no. 201, pp. 158-159

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