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Jade Zhang Blade

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

This zhang blade was made of black jade with the features of pure, fine and smooth quality. The profile is thin and long strip-type object. It has a complicated decoration in the bolster section: a profile of lying animal, its broad mouthed head at one end and the tail at the other. The object is of delicate craftsmanship.

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  • Title: Jade Zhang Blade
  • Date Created: Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w9.1 x h42.2 x d0.36 cm (Overall)
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Jinsha Site Museum
  • External Link: Jinsha Site Museum
  • Technique (技术/工艺): Carving, drilling with tube
  • Culture (文化): Primitive Religion in Ancient China

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