University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:30-23-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Shang Dynasty
Early Date: -1700
Late Date: -1100
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Jade
Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Vignier, Paris, 1930
Other Number:CG2016-1-375 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Dagger. Tiny bronze dagger with jade blade. When received, the handle was thickly encrusted with intense green patina so that no design was apparent; in the electrolytic bath, the handle went to pieces, so that the shape is different but the design is clearer. Blade of pale grey green opaque jade with earthy areas, badly chipped on one edge where the breaks show white, but the jade is very hard. The handle is missing.


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