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Acquired in 1935 (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
circa 2300 BC-1900 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Axe head, jade, China, ca.2300 BC -1900 BC
dimensions
Height: 17.7 cm, Width: 8.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34489
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:44:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:44:02.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade with carved decoration
museum_number
A.23-1935
museum_number_token
a231935
object_number
O39447
object_type
Axe head
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Semi-translucent green jade with brown markings. Almost rectangular, one-sided hole.
place
China
primary_image_id
production_note
James Watt opinion 11/06/1987: Neolithic. Incised mark across body typical, like Liangzhu pieces, called 'shi dao', 'testing knife' marks by old Chinese collectors. No wear marks, a ceremonial piece.
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
axe-head-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1900
year_start
-2305