Axe (fu 斧)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 2000 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Calcite (marble)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 27.6 x 5.7 x 2.4 cm (10 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997)
    Denise Marika (born 1955)
    Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (founded 1965)
  • Provenance

    Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997) [1]
    Denise Sackler [2]
    The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, gift of Denise Sackler in 1978 [3]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
    [1] The dealer number is listed as S1. This is a Paul Singer number, copy in object file.
    [2] See letter from Denise Sackler to the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation from December 21, 1978, copy in object file.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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