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Blade: O.39-1946

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Light brown jade with some darker areas. It consists of a slightly spreading blade with an asymmetrical curved end. There is a curved raised rib on one side and flat on the back. A hole was drilled from one side near the pointed end, which has been re-carved in a later period

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.5 cm
Width: 7.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


2000 BC - 1700 BC

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.39-1946
Primary reference Number: 167873
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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