Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. first half 5th century BCE
Bronze, gold, turquoise
H x W: 55 x 4.1 cm (21 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament

Weapon: sword

casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)

To 1929
Edgar Worch (1880-1972), Berlin. [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Edgar Worch, Berlin. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Edgar Worch 1880 - 1972

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 28, p. 70.
  • compiled by the staff of the Freer Gallery of Art. A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. Oriental Studies Series, no. 3 Washington, 1946. p. 99, pl. 50.
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pls. 60, 64, 65.
  • Otto Kümmel. Jörg Trübner zum Gedächtnis: Ergebnisse seiner letzten chinesischen Reisen. Berlin. pl. 35.
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia). 3 vols., Osaka. pl. 101.
  • Sueji Umehara. Etude des Bronzes des Royaumes Combattants. Memoire de Toho-bunka-gakuin Kyoto kenkyusho, vol. 7 Kyoto. p. 27, pl. 25, fig. 2.
  • Luo Zhenyu. Chen sung tang chi ku i wen (Ancient Inscriptions in the Collection of Lo Chen-yu). multi-vol., . p. 20.
  • Huang Jun. Tsun ku chai so chien chi chin t'u/Zun gu zhai suo jian ji jin tu: Illustrations of bronzes seen by the author. Beijing. p. 43, pl. 4.
  • Moruo Guo. Liang Chou chin wen tzu ta hsi tu lu kao shih: Inscriptions on bronzes of the Chou period. Tokyo. p. 279, b and c.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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