Interlocking mechanism (knife handle?)

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th-early 5th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H (overall): 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.453
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ornament

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997
David David-Weill 1871 - 1952

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

Copyright with museum