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AN IVORY-COLORED STONE AXE
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AN IVORY-COLORED STONE AXE

SOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD MILLENNIUM BC

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AN IVORY-COLORED STONE AXE
SOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD MILLENNIUM BC
The broad blade with tapered edges and a hafting hole drilled from both sides, each side with a dark line of encrustation that follows the outline of the axe
6 in. (16.5 cm.) long
Provenance
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 2000.
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The dark lines of conforming outline on each side of the axe may be residue from the axe having been stacked with others.

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