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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 224

    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE HOOKED HALBERD BLADE OR FINIAL

    ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-256 BC

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    Estimate

    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE HOOKED HALBERD BLADE OR FINIAL
    ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-256 BC
    Flat cast and cut out in the form of an openwork crest rising from a tapering socket of lenticular section pierced on both sides with a rectangular aperture for attachment, with sharply incurved hooks projecting from one side, with linear decoration on both sides conforming to the shape of the crest, with mottled brown and green patina
    15 in. (38 cm.) high, stand


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1978.