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Axe (fu)

Type
Ceremonial object
Historical period(s)
Neolithic period, ca. 2500 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 13.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (5 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.916

To 1966
Frank Caro, C.T. Loo & Co., New York [1]

From 1966 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased on September 29, 1966 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] F. Caro stockcard no. FC 238 according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo’s associate, acquired C.T. Loo's stock after liquidation of C.T. Loo & Co. in 1950.

[2] See document provided, copy in object file provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Former owner
Frank Caro (1904 - 1980)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Tool and Equipment
Keyword(s)
China, Neolithic period (ca. 7000 - ca. 1700 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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