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Sword with Jade Guard


Artist Unknown (China)


5th-3rd century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Sword with Jade Guard, Artist Unknown (China)
: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze with silver and gold inlay
Size: 18 3/4 x 1 3/16 in. (47.63 x 3.02 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Chou dynasty; Huai Style period, 5th-3rd century BCE
Physical Description: There is a narrow bevel on the cutting edges of this weapon and a ridge extending from the top to the point in the center of the blade. The hilt is slender and oblong in cross section. The pommel, in the form of a crouching animal, has a spiral decor in g
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.20
Added to Site: February 28, 2009