A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE
A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE

LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC

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A LARGE DARK GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL REAPING KNIFE
LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC
The jade is very thinly carved in a trapezoidal shape. The blade has one long slightly concave side opposite a straight cutting edge that is bevelled on both sides. It is drilled with three equidistant holes in a line below the upper edge and with another hole toward one end. The stone is of a variegated dark olive colour with white streaks and mottling.
19 7/8 in. (50.8 cm.) long, box
Provenance
Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1991

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