Stone Dagger

unknownBronze Age, 9th century BC

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Usually discovered in Bronze Age tombs and dwelling sites, carefully polished stone daggers such as the one shown here are regarded as representative artifacts of the Bronze Age in Korea as they are believed to have been used by the ruling class of a Bronze Age society as a symbol of political power. This particular item, excavated at the Archaeological site in Samgeo-ri, Yeoncheon, has a stepped handle and exhibits a pair of long “blood grooves” along the body.

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  • Title: Stone Dagger
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Bronze Age, 9th century BC
  • Discovery: Archaeological site in Samgeo-ri, Yeoncheon
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
  • Type: Stone tool