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
  • 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.
  • Hayashi Minao. Chugoku In-Shu jidai no buki. Kyoto. .
  • Max Loehr. Chinese Bronze Age Weapons: The Werner Jannings Collection in the Chinese National Palace Museum, Peking. Ann Arbor. fig. 26.
  • Jenny F. So Emma C. Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. cat. 17, p. 103.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum