Arrowhead 玉箭头 - ROM2012_13014_10


Arrowhead 玉箭头

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Reportedly from Hui Xian, northern Henan province, China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
5 x 2.7 cm
Object number: 947.31.22.B
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThe jade is mottled grey-green stone now almost wholly calcified to bone and buff shades. It remains traces earth and red pigment. The arrowhead is a type of two-winged with sharp tanged ends, without a normal stem. Instead, a notch appears on low pater of central ridge each side, serving possibly for hafting by inserting to a lost shaft. 玉质褐色,有灰褐色纹理。整体呈三角形,中间起脊线,双翼,边锋尖锐,尾部有一窄长凹槽,无梃。通体磨光,无纹。(古方)
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