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Lot 56: Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs

Worldwide Scholars' Collection of Chinese Antique Treasure Porcelain, Jade and Bronze

by Hong Kong Washington Company

October 29, 2016

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
  • Rare 3000-years-old Liang-chu Culture Jade Axe Incised with Taotie Motifs
   
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Description: This is a rare Liangchu culture jade axe of more than 3000 years ago. It is incised with low relief carving of Taotie motifs. This axe of Liang-chu Period represented 'Power' which means that the person who owned this was the Emperor or Shaman

Condition Report: Minor chip at tip.

Dimensions: L 5 3/4 in., W 2 1/4 in.

Date: 3000 years ago

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