Jade yue axe, mid to late Dawenkou culture
- Image Number:K1C003131N000000000PBC
- Dynamy:Neolithic Period
- Material:Mineral/jade jewelry/amphibole
Through Raman spectroscopy, Its texture is tremolite in amphibole. A short square jade tomahawk with the middle hole slightly away from the handle end, and a small hole drilled near the handle end edge, its function is unknown. In the late period of history, it was rebuilt, and the surface was engraved with antique animal facial patterns and dyed brown. It had been in the Tibetan Palace before the Qing Dynasty. In the 37th year of Qianlong’s reign (Renchen), it was found by Emperor Qianlong when he was “reviewing the old artifacts”. He thought it was a “three generation object”. It was equipped with a collection box that looked like a book, with imperial calligraphy and painting mounted in it, and the “Ancient Jade Axe Wearing Record” written by the emperor. This article was included in the “Imperial Works Volume 12, Volume 2” and was taken out for appreciation until the age of 70 (the 45th year of Qianlong’s reign), with the seal of “Guxi Emperor”
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