Ge (dagger-axe) 玉戈 - ROM2012_13014_19


Ge (dagger-axe) 玉戈

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 13th century-771 BC
Period: Shang-Western Zhou Dynasty
23.7 x 3.2 cm, 0.3 cm
Object number: 926.21.127
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionSometimes ritual-used objects were buried with the owner for use in the afterlife. This grey-green jadework, being polished to a low sheen, had a slender straight blade with asymmetrical tip, raised midrib running the entire length on both faces, both edges bevelled. Its tip has fine straight edges. Small indentations off set short tang from the blade, edges are bevelled and the butt straight. 玉质青灰色,有褐色沁纹。扁平长条形援,三角形锋,有边刃,前锋尖锐,直援直内,内呈长方形,无穿孔。通体磨光。(古方)
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