Dagger-axe (ge) with water buffalo head (fragment)

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-771 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 21.3 x 12 cm (8 3/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, purportedly from Xun Xian
Notes
purportedly from Xun Xian
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1934.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Weapon

Keywords
casting, China, inscription, water buffalo, 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. fig. 28, 29.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 8479.
  • Hsueh-chin Li. Several Shang, Chou Objects Collected in America and Australia. no. 12. pp. 72-76.
  • Sueji Umehara. Chugoku shutsudo no ichigun no doriki ni tsuite (One Find of Ancient Bronze Tools in China). Kyoto. pl. 1.
  • Cheng Feng. Kuan yu Hsi-chou ch'u ch'i T'ai-tao shih te i chien ch'ing t'ung ping chi'i. no. 6. p. 43.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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