Knife with handle in the form of a bird

Historical period(s)
late Anyang period, Possibly late Shang dynasty or early Western Zhou dynasty, 20th century
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2.3 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 2 9/16 x 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
S2012.9.326
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade
Type

Knife

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), bird, China, knife, Paul Singer collection, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum