Hongshan Culture Jade Ax, L.23cm,W.15cm,1155 grams

S__2834436Carved with yellow tone jade, the object has the shape of ax with dragon head handle. In the front there is a bird’s head structure, in the back there is an ax with curving blade. On top of the blade, there two round shape groove lines. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering, cleaving vein, diffusive markings and exposed crystal plane.

 

 

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 8
  2. rareness: 10
  3. historical and cultural significance: 9
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size:9
  6. condition: 10

 

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