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Chinese Neolithic to Shang Black jade ceremonial axe blade

Stock Number: y3228
Chinese Neolithic to Shang Black jade ceremonial axe blade
Price
Sales price $2650.00

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Description

A Chinese Neolithic to Shang Dynasty black jade ceremonial axe blade, pierced along the top edge with applied cinnabar pigment decoration. Broken at the centre.

Origin:

Erlitou Culture Circa: 2000 to 1500 B.C., Western China

Dimensions:

Length: 47.5 / Average width: 10 cm.

Condition:

Re-joined at the centre, presented on a brass and wood display mount.