25 mars 2023

Neolithic Stone & Jade sold at Bonhams New York, 20 March 2023

Lot 12. Three Neolithic mottled dark gray stone axes, fu, circa 5th-3rd millennium B.C.; 4 1/2, 5 1/8 and 6 1/8in (11.5, 13 and 15.5cm) lengths (3). Sold for US$3,570 (Estimate US$1,000-US$1,500). © Bonhams 2001-2023 Note: Stone axes with finely polished surface were made for ceremonial purposes. Following the forms of farming tools and weapons, they represent power in agriculture and in war. Although made of stone rather than jade, the choice of the material, the precision of the cut,... [Lire la suite]