Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
- Ceremonial object
- Historical period(s)
- Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
- Jade (nephrite)
- H x W x D: 6.3 × 25.2 × 0.4 cm (2 1/2 × 9 15/16 × 1/8 in)
- China, probably Henan province, Henan
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Large emblematic weapon of the type ko [ge] 戈 (Broken in two and mended; one chip missing). Mottled gray, black and brownish nephrite, somewhat translucent; decorative band of parallel and criss-cross lines engraved on the butt of the blade; a conical perforation in the tang; inscription of thirty characters.
Acquired with a wooden box, lid now lost.
Duanfang (1861-1911), Peking 
You Xiaoxi Shanghai, to 1919 
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
 See Original Miscellaneous List, pg. 325, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (C.L. Freer source) (late 19th-early 20th century)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
- Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum