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A LARGE CHINESE MOTTLED BUFF STONE AXE,
This lot is offered without reserve. PROPERTY FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS ALL OBJECTS IN THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS WERE ACQUIRED PRIOR TO 1978. ADDITIONAL PROVENANCE, EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND IN THE LOTS' CONDITION REPORT
A LARGE CHINESE MOTTLED BUFF STONE AXE,

NEOLITHIC PERIOD, POSSIBLY LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 2500 BC

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A LARGE CHINESE MOTTLED BUFF STONE AXE,
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, POSSIBLY LIANGZHU CULTURE, CIRCA 2500 BC
10¾in. (27.3cm.) long, box
Provenance
A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.
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Lot Essay

A line drawing of a stone axe of this form, from Shanghai Qingpu Fuquanshan, dated Neolithic, Liangzhu culture, c. 2500 BC, is illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, p. 173, fig. 1 (middle bottom row).
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