An archaic gold-inlaid bronze sword (Dao), Han dynasty | 漢 銅錯金卷雲紋環首刀
An archaic gold-inlaid bronze sword (Dao)
the long bronze shaft beveled to a sharp edge on one side and terminating in a pointed tip, the flat rectangular hilt with diagonal traces from being previously wrapped in another material for grip, at the end of the hilt an oval pommel inlaid with a curvilinear pattern in gold, metal stand (2)
Length 32 in., 81.3 cm
In overall good condition with some expected wear.
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Christie's New York, 25th March 1998, lot 64.
Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 81.
彭銳查及張立東，《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》，芝加哥，2010年，圖版81