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A VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADE

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A VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE
SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1200 BC
A VERY RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1200 BC The long, slightly curved bronze blade cast in relief with a median ridge extending from the projecting guard to the tip, the hilt cast in the shape of a dragon's head with down-curved snout outlined in hooked notches, a bifurcated crest, and small horns that project either side of the mane which is also edged in hooked notches, both sides inlaid in turquoise tesserae that detail the features, including the eyes 13¾ in. (35 cm.) long

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Auktionsdatum: 18.03.2009
Adresse: Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center