Jade disc, or Bi,

China, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, around 2500 BC

Stone rings were being made by the peoples of eastern China as early as the fifth millennium BC. Jade discs have been found carefully laid on the bodies of the dead in tombs of the Hongshan culture (about 3800-2700 BC), a practice which was continued by later Neolithic cultures. Large and heavy jade discs such as this example, appear to have been an innovation of the Liangzhu culture (about 3000-2000 BC)…

Jade disc, or Bi, China, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, around 2500 BC Stone rings were being made by the peoples of eastern China as early as the fifth millennium BC. Jade discs have been found carefully laid on the bodies of the dead in tombs of the Hongshan culture (about 3800-2700 BC), a practice which was continued by later Neolithic cultures. Large and heavy jade discs such as this example, appear to have been an innovation of the Liangzhu culture (about 3000-2000 BC)…

Square Sandalwood Curio Box (with 30 curios inside) 
Ch'ien-lung Reign (1736-1795), Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Length: 25 cm, width: 25 cm, height: 21 cm        When closed, this curio box looks like a plain container. The advantage to this type is that it does not take up much space in storage. Although the outside appears quite simple, it is by no means monotonous. The reason lies in the decorative method of using "panels" by the artisans who made it. On the one hand, they allow the…

Square Sandalwood Curio Box (with 30 curios inside) Ch'ien-lung Reign Ch'ing Dynasty 1644

Gate Chain
A highly unusual forged work of wrought and 
incised iron made by a slave blacksmith.
Virginia, Early 19 th  century
Length of chain 64”
Individual links 1-1/4” (h) x 3-1/2” (w) x-1/4” (d) each.   From Joshua Lowenfels

Gate Chain A highly unusual forged work of wrought and incised iron made by a slave blacksmith. Virginia, Early 19 th century Length of chain Individual links (h) x (w) (d) each. From Joshua Lowenfels

Log/Sunday Paper Carriers.

Sunday Paper

The Jolly Roger Pirate Flag c. 1789.

Original Jolly Roger pirate flag captured in 1789 from pirate’s Captain William Kidd.

Motorcycle

1960 Aermacchi Chimera 175 Then and now, Aermacchi was famous for producing aircraft. But they made some lovely motorcycles as well. Aermacchi, at least on this

Spalding “Boston Style” short brim baseball cap

Spalding by Roen

American. Album Quilt, 1853-1865. Cotton Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection.

Album Quilt, Cotton Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection.

inspired gloves

Kapital - some of the most interesting denim work we saw at Project this week

American. Blanket Chest with Bracket Feet, 1800-1825. Painted poplar, metal hardware, 21 5/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (54.9 x 94.6 x 45.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch.

American. Blanket Chest with Bracket Feet, 1800-1825. Painted poplar, metal hardware, 21 5/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (54.9 x 94.6 x 45.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch.

Native American, Plains. Bundle. Horse hair, dye Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.

Native American, Plains. Bundle. Horse hair, dye Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.

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