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Jade Spearhead in a Bronze Socket

Unidentified Artist12th century BCE - 11th century BCE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

Details

  • Title: Jade Spearhead in a Bronze Socket
  • Creator: Unidentified Artist
  • Date: 12th century BCE - 11th century BCE
  • Technique: Inlaid
  • Physical Dimensions: w5.3 x h22.5 cm
  • Period: Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
  • Creation Place: China/East Asia
  • Type: Ritual Implements
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Mottled green and gray nephrite blade with dark brown markings and with deposits of earth and bronze oxide on both faces; bronze socket inlaid with turquoise

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