Objects
Axe. Chinese
Axe. Chinese
Title
Ethnic groups
Chinese
Territory
Ussuri Krai, Primorsky Oblast, river Sanhobe, river Saitsa
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Material
Metal: iron
Dimensions
length 18.5; width 8.5
Number
РЭМ 8761-11103
Annotation
A rectangular eye for the axe shaft is provided in the middle. On the blade face is a square brand with a Chinese hieroglyph. Axes were essential tools of Chinese hunters and harvesters. They were used for any wood processing jobs – in construction, making traps, tackles and utensils, and clearing agricultural areas.