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Fu Axe Scepter


Artist Unknown (China)


1766-1122 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Fu Axe Scepter, Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Brown jade with granulation
Size: 14 x 3 5/16 x 1/8 in. (35.56 x 8.41 x 0.4 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 18th-12th century B.C.
Physical Description: Shape may be derived from hammer head, lance head, possible use was to scale fish. Brown jade with granulation.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.312
Added to Site: February 28, 2009