583 Axe-shaped Tablet
Gray translucent jade with russet veins and markings. Flat slab with a shapeless, slanting butt and an asymmetrically curved cutting edge. A wide band of sunken spiral patterns and cross-hatched fields covers the upper half of both sides. There are three perforations: a neatly drilled conical one, above the ornament; a smaller one, drilled from the opposite side, and a third, fragmentary one, at the butt. Han or later.