Ceremonial Ax-Head

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18.5 x 18.5 x 7 cm (7 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
FSC-B-500a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Metalwork
Type

Ceremonial axe-head

Keywords
casting, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Christie's (New York)

Published References
  • Jenny F. So Emma Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. cat. 17, p. 103.
  • Max Loehr. Chinese Bronze Age Weapons: The Werner Jannings Collection in the Chinese National Palace Museum, Peking. Ann Arbor. fig. 26.
  • Hayashi Minao. Chugoku In-Shu jidai no buki. Kyoto. .
  • Sueji Umehara. (Obei shucho) Shina kodo seika (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America). 7 vols., Kyoto and Osaka, 1933-1935. part III, pl. 96.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum