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Ceremonial Axe (Fu)

Ceremonial Axe (Fu)

c. 1900-1500 BC

China, Erlitou Culture

(c. 1900-1500 BC)

Jade (nephrite)

Overall: 10.5 x 0.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of J. E. Eskenazi (Limited), London 1991.115

Fun Fact

This ceremonial axe is made of carefully worked jade rather than metal.

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