Yue axe 玉钺 - ROM2012_13004_13

ROM2012_13004_13

Yue axe 玉钺

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th-1st half of 11th century BC
Period: Shang Dynasty
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.3 cm, 0.2 cm
Object number: 960X289.14
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThe light grayish jade is mottled and veined with tan, almost wholly calcified. Pitted but relatively straight is at butt. Its fine but not sharp cutting edge has bilateral-grounded slightly flaring sides. Two biconical perforations at butt end, the smaller one centred - the larger one nearer to corner and edge. Fine lateral processes or "flanges" consist of two sets of notched central and single outer projections carved with flare at the each edge. 玉质灰白色,有白色沁斑。整体呈扁平长方形,弧形双面刃,两侧各有对称的四个扉棱。通体磨光,无纹,顶端有两个小孔,单面钻成,末端残。(古方)
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Weapons & Armour
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