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Dagger: O.29-1946

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Current Location: In storage

Description

Green jade extensively altered to creamy white, carved as a ceremonial blade, in the shape of a bronze halberd, ge. There is a raised central rib and the two edges are bevelled. A perforation is drilled from one side near the tang

Notes

History note: Bought from Tonying, Nov. 1926

Measurements and weight

Length: 24.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

1050 BC - 771 BC

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.29-1946
Primary reference Number: 167866
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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