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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 230

    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE SOCKETED GE-HALBERD BLADE

    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC

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    AN UNUSUAL BRONZE SOCKETED GE-HALBERD BLADE
    WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC
    The blade with median ridge on both sides tapering to a point from a lenticular socket surmounted by an animal head with hooked horns laid back towards the upright ears, with a plain tang projecting from the back of the socket, with green and ferrous encrustation
    9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired 1965 or earlier.


    Exhibited

    Columbia University, New York, February 1965.