Permanent Collection

Lung-shan culture (2600 – 2000 BC)


Jade Yueh Axe

Resource Identifier:

R009063

Description:

There were nine objects excavated from tomb M2 of Ta-ku-tui, most of which are black or grey pottery. The jade axe was found on the right side of the pelvis of the dead. There are two holes on the axe; the surface was light green and finely polished. Although the axe is plain, it is nevertheless delicately made.

Date:

2600-2000B.C.

Format:

Length 11.3, width 8.5, thickness 0.7 cm

Coverage:

Tomb M2, Ta-ku-tui, Liang-ch’eng-chen, Jih-chao, Shantung