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Sword

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 52.4 x 4.8 cm (20 5/8 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1924.15a-e
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Helmet

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.1 x 19.6 x 23.1 cm (7 15/16 x 7 11/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1925.13
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Sword

Medium:
Bronze, gold, turquoise
Dimensions:
H x W: 55 x 4.1 cm (21 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. first half 5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.19
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Axe (qi) with dragons and masks

Medium:
Bronze with iron blade, meteoric metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.1 x 10.8 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.10
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Dagger-axe (ge) with dragons (fragment)

Medium:
Bronze with iron core, meteoric metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 18.3 x 7 cm (7 3/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -—Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.11
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Socketed blade

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.1 x 3.5 cm (3 3/16 x 1 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-221 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.12
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Socketed axe with geometric decoration

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.9 x 8.7 cm (5 1/16 x 3 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.13
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Dagger-axe (ge) with water buffalo head (fragment)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 21.3 x 12 cm (8 3/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
water buffalo  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
inscription  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.14
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Blade

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 33.5 x 15.4 cm (13 3/16 x 6 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
11th century BCE
Period:
Shang or Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.3
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Blade

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.4 x 16.2 cm (11 15/16 x 6 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1050-221 BCE
Period:
Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.4
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Socketed dagger-axe (ge) with mask

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 18.6 x 19.1 cm (7 5/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.5
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Axe

Medium:
Bronze with a wood stick.
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.7 x 12.3 cm (11 11/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Zhou dynasty
Topic:
animal  Search this
Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.6a-b
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Dagger-axe (ge) with mask

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 21.9 x 9.9 cm (8 5/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.7
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Dagger-axe (ge) with geometric decoration

Medium:
Bronze with mother of pearl inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 29.3 x 12.2 cm (11 9/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.8
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Dagger-axe (ge) with dragon

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 28 x 15 cm (11 x 5 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Henan Province, China
Date:
ca. 1050-771 BCE
Period:
Western Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.9
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Sword pommel

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 5.3 x 0.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
BCE 206-9 CE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.15
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Sword Fitting

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H: 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
206-9 BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
nephrite  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.28
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Dagger-axe (ge) inlaid with turquoise

Medium:
Bronze and turquoise
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39.4 x 9.9 x 1 cm (15 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Period:
Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.39
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Dagger-axe (ge) inlaid with turquoise

Medium:
Bronze and turquoise
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39.2 x 10.2 x 1.2 cm (15 7/16 x 4 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Period:
Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.40
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Dagger and sheath

Medium:
Watered steel, iron, gold inlay, silver
Dimensions:
H: 37.2 cm (14 5/8 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Metalwork
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
ca. 1790
Period:
Zand period
Topic:
inlay  Search this
Zand period (1750 - 1794)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
filagree  Search this
chasing  Search this
forging  Search this
wirework  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.44a-b
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