Asian Art

Ritual Axe with Bi and Qilin Parts

14th–17th century

Yellow and brown jade (nephrite)

5 in. (12.7 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1973.162.2
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
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