Stone Zhang

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

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

This kind of stone zhang was mostly found in Meiyuan area of the Jinsha site. It has long rectangle shape with a short handle and a concave arc upper-edge, one blade point higher than the other, as well as bulged decorations of parallel straight lines painted with vermilion were carved in the bolster section on it. Stone zhang is of rougher workmanship than jade zhang, except for the cutting edge.


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