Keywords: Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE)

14 objects
F1978.31

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/F1978.31

Ceremonial weapon: blade. Opaque, buff colored surface with white and dark brown mottling over a large portion of both sides. The blade is flat, with a conical perforation between the shoulders and on each of the two projections at the top of the blade. The edges of the two projections and the space between them …

F1919.13a-c

Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/F1919.13a-c

Large emblematic weapon of the type ko [ge] 戈 (Broken in two and mended; one chip missing). Mottled gray, black and brownish nephrite, somewhat translucent; decorative band of parallel and criss-cross lines engraved on the butt of the blade; a conical perforation in the tang; inscription of thirty characters. Acquired with a wooden box, lid …

S1987.717

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/S1987.717

This jade ge blade is beveled along the upper and lower edges; the bevels end in an outward-curving edge. The tip of the blade is not beveled but has sloping faces. A prominent median crest runs from the tip of the blade to the two conical perforations drilled from one side of the tang. The …

S1987.702

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/S1987.702

Blade, pointed and double-edged, slightly curved; slight ridges in center; pierced; notches in one side; semi-translucent marbled bluish/tan. (Some calcification; interior cracks–brown; pit in one side; minor nicks.)

S1987.701

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/S1987.701

Blade, pointed, slightly curved with a low ridge in the center; band of incised lozenges around the center; pierced twice; translucent greenish tan. (Mostly calcified; brown surface deposit.)

S1987.700

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/S1987.700

This jade ge blade is beveled along the upper and lower edges. The tip of the blade is not beveled but has sloping faces. A prominent median ridge runs from the tip of the blade, through the central perforation, to the tang. One corner of the butt end of the tang is decorated with two …

F1941.3

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/object/F1941.3

Ceremonial weapon: Short, broad blade of mottled gray and gray green nephrite; weapon type; one conical perforation pierced from both sides.