ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION
A JADE BLADE
the thick rectangular blade tapering towards the pierced handle and flaring slightly towards the cutting edge, the pale green pitted and crazed stone with mottled white and caramel inclusions
Length 24.1 cm, 9½ in.
The jade blade has some natural flaws and loses to the stone, in particular to the upper left side and lower left corner (as illustrated).
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