• Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Type
Ceremonial object: dagger-axe (ge)
Maker(s)
Artist: Erlitou culture 二里頭 (ca. 2000-1600 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Erlitou culture or early Shang dynasty, ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Object Date
ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 9.7 x 31.1 x 0.8 cm (3 13/16 x 12 1/4 x 5/16 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.700
戈(殘損后另加工)
二里頭文化(公元前2000 1600年)或早商(公元前1600-1400年)
中國,疑似河南省
軟玉
高9.7、寬31.1、厚0.8厘米
亞瑟·M·賽克勒贈送
器物編號: S1987.700
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Diedrich Abbes (1866-1959)
Frank Caro (1904-1980)
C.T. Loo Chinese Art (1953 - 1961)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
This jade ge blade is beveled along the upper and lower edges. The tip of the blade is not beveled but has sloping faces. A prominent median ridge runs from the tip of the blade, through the central perforation, to the tang. One corner of the butt end of the tang is decorated with two receding steps. (Mostly calcified; few nicks, mostly old; brown surface substance; ridge depressed one side—flaw?)

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