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Jade Stem Cup with Wheat Patterns
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Carved from a single piece of yellowish-brown hard jade, this cup displays a reddish-brown hue. It features a flat mouth, deep belly and round bottom which is connected to the bean-shaped hallow stand. Both on and underneath the rim are cloud patterns, with depictions of wheat on the belly. The stem is left undecorated. With a symmetrical structure and decorations of a strong three-dimensional quality, this jade cup reflects high standards of workmanship. It is a choice piece of art in the jade utensils dating from the Western Han Dynasty.

History of the Object
Jade has a long history and special connotations for the Chinese. It embodies the ceaseless spiritual pursuits and longings of the ancient people. Because of social stability and strong national power during the Han Dynasties, jade culture flourished. From the royal family to high officials to squire and well-to-do merchants and other like people, many people of different classes consumed jade, with increasing numbers, a widening variety and better craftsmanship. Therefore numerous exquisite wares appeared, and this stemmed jade cup dating from the Western Han period is one of those gems.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Jade 
Measurements
Diameter of Mouth 4.5 cm, Diameter of Bottom 3.3 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 3rd century ~ BCE 1st century 
Creation date
BCE; 3rd Century BCE - 1st Century; Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 25 AD) 
Function
For Daily Use 
Acquisition
Archaeological Excavation 
Copyright
The Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning 
Museum
The Museum of Guang Xi Zhuang Autonomous Region 
Credit line
The Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning 

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