Axe-head or yue - ROM2005_3426_1

ROM2005_3426_1

Axe-head or yue

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: Shandong, China
Date: 1st half of 3rd millennium BC
Period: Neolithic Longshan culture
Dimensions:
15.5 x 11 cm
Object number: 928.12.194
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThree consecutive Neolithic cultures - Beixin, Dawenkou, and Longshan - together represent the Yi people, an indigenous ethnic group of the Shandong peninsula. This smoothly polished axe-head was a symbol of power for the Shandong Longshan people.
Collection:
China
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