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Ceremonial Blade

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Late Neolithic Period or Erlitou Culture

c. 2500-2000 BCE

Jade (nephrite)

1/8 x 19 1/16 inches (0.3 x 48.4 cm), (Back): 18 13/16 inches (47.8 cm), (Grip): 4 3/16 inches (10.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 233, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of John F. Lewis III, Howard H. Lewis, and Mrs. Paul E. Stoudt in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lewis, 1971

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