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A Late Shang copper dagger with zoomorphic hilt

Stock Number: y3016
A Late Shang copper dagger with zoomorphic hilt
Price
Sales price $1750.00

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Description

A Late Shang copper alloy dagger. The curved blade with raised central midrib vein, and figurative rams head handle. 

Origin:

Late Shang Dynasty Circa 1400 to 1100 B.C., North Eastern China 

Dimensions:

Length: 27 cm

Condition: 

Re-joined just below the rams head handle, in good condition. with heavily oxidised patina. Presented on a brass and wood display mount.

Reference:

For similar figures see "Empires Beyond the Great Wall - The Heritage of Genghis Khan" Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Pg. 44 fig 15.