- Dated: late 19th century
- Culture: Tibetan
- Medium: iron, gold, silver, black lacquer
- Measurements: overall lenght 64.1 cm
The crescent-shaped axe head is decorated with bats amidst cloud scrolls framed by a geometric border and issuing from the jaws of a makara dragon. The shaft is decorated in silver, gilt and black lacquer with the bajixiang (the eight Buddhist emblems) reserved on a sectional wan ground between the faceted base and bats alternating with shou character roundels.
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