• 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: 10.2 x 67.1 x 0.6 cm (4 x 26 7/16 x 1/4 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.13a-c

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10.2、寬67.1、厚0.6釐米
查爾斯·蘭·佛利爾贈送
器物編號:F1919.13a-c
On View Location
Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Wu Ching-t'ing 武敬亭
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
Descendants of Duanfang (20th century)
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (C.L. Freer source) (late 19th-early 20th century)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Description
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.
Past label text
Curatorial Remarks
Published References
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