Long Dagger-Axe (Ge) With Curved, Inlaid Haft
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.8
Title
Long Dagger-Axe (Ge) with Curved, Inlaid Haft
Other Titles
Alternate Title: ko
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
dagger-axe
Date
14th cent. BCE - 11th cent. BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze with turquoise inlay
Technique
Inlaid
Dimensions
L. 40.2 x W. 9.4 x Thickness 1.0 cm (15 13/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Provenance
[C. T. Loo & Co., New York, October 1, 1940] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1940-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted