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A rare Upper Xiajiadian culture bronze figurative ritual dagger

Stock Number: y2540
A rare Upper Xiajiadian culture bronze figurative ritual dagger
Price
Sales price $3800.00

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Description

A fine and rare Upper Xiajiadian culture bronze figurative dagger. The double sided blade with high double channelled midrib, surmounted by a janus male and female figures both with flat angular faces framed by wide ears.  

Ex Hong Kong Private Collection. 

Origin:

Upper Xiajiadian culture Circa 1000 to 600 B.C,, Northeastern China / Inner Mongolia

Dimensions:

Length: 31 cm / Average Width 3.5 - 4 cm

Condition: 

 Oxidised patina, in good condition.

Reference: 

For similar figures see "Empires Beyond the Great Wall - The Heritage of Genghis Khan" Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Pg. 47 fig 17.