Historical period(s)
Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 30.4 x 16.2 cm (11 15/16 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1934.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Blade

Keywords
casting, China, WWII-era provenance, Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)
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. 93, pl. 46.
  • 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.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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