University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameCh'u
Object Number: 84-21-1A
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
Technique:Cast
Intaglio
Iconography:Taotie
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull, 1984

Description

Bronze socketed dagger axe cast with intaglio Taotie masks on both sides of butt end above shaft socket. Green and reddish-brown patina overall.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)View Objects in Exhibition
The Bull Collection (16 Oct 1997 - 08 Dec 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

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