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Jade Adz

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

This neatly made jade adz has a delicately sharpened cutting edge. The hole in its body seemed to be a decoration. Jade adzes unearthed in Jinsha are mostly made of fine material and by exquisite workmanship. Some of them are rather small, being made of leftover materials.

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  • Title: Jade Adz
  • Date Created: Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w3.8 x h12.9 x d0.4 cm (Overall)
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Jinsha Site Museum, http://www.jinshasitemuseum.com/gongg/201211/444.html
  • Technique (技术/工艺): Carving, drilling with tube
  • Culture (文化): Primitive Religion in Ancient China

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