16 March 2017
AN EARLY YELLOWISH OLIVE-GREEN AND BROWN JADE HANDLE-FORM CARVING
SHANG DYNASTY (C. 1600-1100 BC)
The flat handle-form carving is slightly waisted between two incised lines below the truncated conical tip, while the somewhat tapered end is slightly beveled and pierced with a bi-conical hole.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1995.
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This jade handle-form carving is of the type illustrated by A. Salmony, Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952, pl. XV, nos. 1 and 4.
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