THE FLORENCE AND HERBERT IRVING COLLECTION
TWO JADE BLADES
2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM BC
One is an axe of rectangular shape that flares slightly outwards towards the cutting edge, and has a large hole drilled from one side near the hafting end, and two additional smaller holes, one near the hafting end and one near the cutting edge, each drilled from one side. The semi-transluscent stone is of mottled pale brown and grey tone with smooth polish. The other, of semi-transluscent mottled greyish-green color, is a thin fragment of a blade, with hafting hole drilled from one side near the tang.
The larger, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high.
The Irving Collection, New York, by 1987.