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Ceremonial <I>ge<I> dagger


Artist Unknown (China)


1600-1046 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Opaque white jade blade and bronze with green crystal inlay
Size: 9 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. (22.86 x 8.89 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 16th-11th century BCE
Physical Description: The tang is formed of a crested bird's head inlaid with turquoise. The socket, also inlaid with turquoise, has a mask decor from which pieces of turquoise are missing. The socket is fitted with a tawny-white jade blade mottled with warm brown and flecks o
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.124
Added to Site: February 28, 2009