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Jade scabbard decoration(玉璏)

Tags: accessory | Han dynasty | jade

Zhi is the decoration on the sheath of a sword. It is situated vertically in the middle of the sheath; shaped as a nose, it has a hole in which belts can pass and allow the sword to be carried. On the surface of the artifact multiple cloud patterns are carved. This Zhi is made from white jade and has some brown water spots. 

12.5x2.8 cm
Han Dynasty

National Museum of History