Axe Head


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Chan
Object Number 48-21-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Neolithic
Date Made 3000 - 2000 BCE
Section Asian
Materials Jade

Dark jade axe, perforation bored from one side, lower edge of blade is beveled, nick on one corner. Spade shaped objects crafted from jade characterized burials from the neolithic Dawenkou site in Shandong province. They are associated with richer burials, suggesting that the tomb occupants were members of the community who had higher status. Green jade.

Length 14 cm
Width 6.7 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1948
Other Number 88-16-166 - Other Number

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