• Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
  • Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

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: 11.8 x 84.1 x 0.9 cm (4 11/16 x 33 1/8 x 3/8 in)
Origin
China, Probably Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.396.1

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11.8、寬84.1、厚0.9釐米
查爾斯·蘭·佛利爾贈送
器物編號:F1917.396.1
On View Location
Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
Descendants of Duanfang (20th century)
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Description
Large emblematic weapon of the type ko [ge] (one chip missing). Opaque nephrite mottled and striped in shades of gray and yellow gray. Carved and engraved with parallel ridges and lines in various patterns; a conical perforation in the tang.

Acquired with an inscribed wooden box.
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