Axe (qi) with dragons and masks

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-771 BCE
Medium
Bronze with iron blade, meteoric metal
Dimensions
H x W: 17.1 x 10.8 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, purportedly from Xunxian
Notes
purportedly from Xunxian
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1934.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Axe

Keywords
casting, China, dragon, mask, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

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

Copyright with museum

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