Dagger axe (ge 戈), fragment

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Maker(s)
Artist: Longshan culture 龍山 (ca. 3000 - ca. 1700 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Erlitou culture or early Shang dynasty, ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.5 x 29.4 x 0.7 cm (3 3/4 x 11 9/16 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Shaanxi province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.365
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
China, Erlitou period (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE), nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

Reportedly excavated from Shansi province [1]

To 1917
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [2]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1917 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1305, pg. 295, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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