A SMALL JADE NOTCHED AXE, FU, SHANG DYNASTY/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY | 商/西周 玉斧
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A SMALL JADE NOTCHED AXE, FU
SHANG DYNASTY/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY
with a tapered and slightly curved cutting edge, the sides with irregularly notched flanges, the haft drilled with a s small perforation, the stone a celadon tone with darker and russet areas
Length 10.4 cm, 4⅛ in.
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There are some small chips towards to top and upper side of the axe, the tip of one flange, and further nicks along the lower edge. The surface is slightly matte.
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