Ceremonial blade (zhang)

Chinese
Late Neolithic–Shang dynasty
about 1200–1000 B.C.


Dimensions

36.3 x 8.3 cm (14 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.658

Medium or Technique

Nephrite

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 273)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual objects

Provenance

By 1917, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel