A rare archaic bronze 'taotie and cicada' dagger axe (Ge), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅獸面蟬紋戈
A rare archaic bronze 'taotie and cicada' dagger axe (Ge)
Late Shang dynasty
Length 9½ in., 24.1 cm
The one of the cicadas is missing the body, and there is glue residue from where it was formerly attached. Otherwise, the dagger is in overall good condition with only expected encrustations and nicks.
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