Scabbard slide - ROM2012_13014_6


Scabbard slide

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 3rd century BC - 3rd century AD
Period: Han dynasty
5.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
Object number: 933.23.115
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThe scabbard slide is made on mottled light green and grey-brown jade, which is semi-translucent with traces of calcification at edges and underside. It is slightly curved into a rectangular plate decorated with a winged and crested feline in low-round relief. Few elements of the fine decoration on the animal's body are now worn into near invisibility. Its left front claw is finely incised on one side of the plate. Slightly off-centre, its rectangular slot below has long edges bevelled on the outside. Incrustations inside the slot show traces of red pigment. 玉剑璏 (汉)长 5.5、宽 2.5、厚 1.2厘米:玉质灰白色,半透明,有灰黑色纹理。整体呈长方形,一面浮雕螭虎,身体蟠曲矫健,背面为长方形銎孔。通体打磨光润。(Gu Fang)
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