Axe (yue 鉞)

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Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 15.6 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm (6 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
S2012.9.263
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Axe

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), axehead, China, nephrite, Paul Singer collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum