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Axe head: O.192-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Bronze axe head. The blade, socket, and socket cap all one piece of metal. The blade is flanked by two tigers. On the blade is a coiled dragon, a conventionalised dragon's head, and a t'ao t'ieh mask in the piece of blade at the back. On the cap is an elephant's head with horse's legs and a tiger's head at the back.

Notes

History note: Bought from Yamanaha

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.1 cm
Length: 14.6 cm

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14.6 cm11.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC)
Circa -0500 - -0249

Materials used in production

Bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.192-1946
Primary reference Number: 138298
Oscar Raphael number: 104
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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