• Axe (fu 斧)
  • Axe (fu 斧)
  • Axe (fu 斧)
  • Axe (fu 斧)
  • Axe (fu 斧)

Axe (fu 斧)

Type
Ceremonial object: axe
Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Object Date
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Corundum with diaspore (aluminous metamorphic rock)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 11.8 x 14.6 x 0.7 cm (4 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 1/4 in) Diam (hole): 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in)
Origin
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Collection of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer. Gift of Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.4

新石器時代晚期良渚文化(公元前3300--2250年)
中國太湖地區
鋁變質岩
高14.6、寬11.8、厚0.7釐米
孔徑4.6釐米
尤金·梅耶和阿格尼斯·梅耶夫妇收藏品;伊麗莎白·梅耶·羅倫玆女士為佛利爾美術館75週年慶捐贈
器物編號:1998.4
On View Location
Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz (1913-2001)
Description
Axe of the type fu 斧; broad curved blade edge and straight butt; large circular biconical perforation bored from both sides leaving sharp median ridge; metallic blue gray with buff patches; mirror-like finish and variegated hues. (Near pristine condition.)

Acquired with a box.
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