Dagger axe (ge 戈)

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Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 5.3 × 18.7 × 1.2 cm (2 1/16 × 7 3/8 × 1/2 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
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
S2012.9.278
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Dagger-axe

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, nephrite, Paul Singer collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

To ?
Zhang Naiji (1899-1948). [1]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 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. [4]

Notes:

[1] The object was formerly in the collection of Zhang Naiji. See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See object record.

[3] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

Zhang Naiji 1899-1948

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

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