University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 45-5-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Shang Dynasty
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1100
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Credit Line:Purchased from Mathias Komor, 1945
Other NumberCS-12 - Other Number
K-6 - Other Number

Description

Bronze. Wide blade with slightly concave cutting edges, slightly convex back, and blunt point; barlike guard, flat, slightly curved grip. Both faces of grip inlaid with red stone (?) in scroll pattern; remains of basketry (sheath?) on both faces of blade. Green and red patination. One small square hole in blade; slightly larger round hole in grip.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)View Objects in Exhibition

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