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2010ej2076 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
3500 BC-2500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 18.4 cm, Width: 11 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34488
label
Axe blade Stone Age 3500-2500 BC A jade axe blade was not a cutting tool but a symbol of authority. Carved nephrite jade Museum no. A.65-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:44:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:44:02.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 8
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.65-1936
museum_number_token
a651936
object_number
O39445
object_type
Axe head
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Variegated grey, dark brown and black. Large, slightly curved cutting mark on one side. Two cutting marks. The hole also smaller than most.
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2076
production_note
James Watt opinion 11/6/1987: Neolithic
production_type
public_access_description
In ancient times the Chinese people made weapons from bronze and ceremonial objects from jade. A jade axe head would have been tied to a wooden shaft and held by a chieftain as a symbol of authority.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
axe-head-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2500
year_start
-3500