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Axe Scepter

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

1600-1100 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Axe Scepter, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Dark olive-green jade with light brown clouds
Size: 17 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (43.82 x 8.89 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 16th-11th century B.C., Shang dynasty
Physical Description: Dark olive green jade with light brown clouds. Central perforation from one side at the stem of the handle.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.387
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009