Socketed blade

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 8.1 x 3.5 cm (3 3/16 x 1 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, purportedly from Xun Xian
Notes
purportedly from Xun Xian
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1934.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Socketed blade

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

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Mr. R.J. Gettens, Roy S. Clarke, Jr., W. Thomas Chase. Two Early Chinese Bronze Weapons with Meteoritic Iron Blades. vol. 4, no. 1, Washington, 1971. p. 59, fig. 28.
  • 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. 98, pl. 49.
  • Hsueh-chin Li. Several Shang, Chou Objects Collected in America and Australia. no. 12. pp. 72-76.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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