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  • Bronze and Gold Sword

    Early Chinese art from private collections

    19 October - 19 October, 2016

    This exhibition features a range of early jades, bone carvings, archaic bronzes and inlaid metalwork. The objects range in date from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and many have passed through the hands of renowned collectors such as Luo Zhenyu, Pan Zuyin, Alexandre J. Argyropoulos, Edward T. Chow and Adolphe Stoclet

    Bronze and Gold Sword

    Eastern Zhou period, 4th - 3rd century BC

    During the Eastern Zhou period, bronze weapons technology reached new heights in China, with some of the finest swords being produced in Southern China in the states of Wu and Yue. This bronze example, lavishly inlaid in gold, was probably intended for ceremonial or display purposes.

    Length: 45.0cm