A PALE RUSSET JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, GUI
A PALE RUSSET JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, GUI

LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC

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A PALE RUSSET JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE, GUI
LONGSHAN CULTURE, CIRCA 2500-2000 BC
The long narrow blade tapers slightly toward the bevelled cutting edge, and is drilled with a hafting hole from one side near the butt. The softly polished stone is of a cafe-au-lait colour with some caramel inclusions.
9 in. (22.9m cm.) long, box
Provenance
Lantien Shanfang Collection, acquired in Taipei in 1991

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