Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade | 34.5 x 17.5cm | c. 1300-c. 1050

Unknown Artist

No objects of this type have yet been scientifically excavated in China, so it is difficult to know the purpose of this extremely rare axe. It consists of four separate pieces: a tubular bronze handle, two caps with dragon motifs, and an unusual serr...
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