商 青铜镶嵌玉剑首与剑格谷茎铭文剑 Shang Dynasty, a Very Rare Bronze Sword with Jade Taotie Mask
商 青铜镶嵌玉剑首与剑格 谷茎铭文剑
Shang Dynasty, a Very Rare Bronze Sword with Jade Taotie Mask Scabbard Chape and Engraved Grain Design with Gold-inlaid Leiwen Inscriptions
The straight double-edged blade is carved with gold inscriptions. Decorated with a jade circular pommel carved with whirl motifs surronded by comma spirals, the jade sword guard is carved with a taotie mask with a pair of bulging eyes with scroll works under a headress.The bronze has a patina with extensive malachite green encrustation.
Length:16 in (40.6 cm)
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