Axe Head


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 30-8-11
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Western Zhou Dynasty | Han Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made Western Zhou Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Jade

Leaf green jade ax-head, with small iron brown area at the bottom and a dark streak diagonally across the upper right. There is a hole near one end. It may be an archaistic piece which was made during the 20th century to imitate earlier ancient models.

Credit Line Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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