Jade Dagger-axe with Bronze Tang
Item No. : R000850
Late 14th-mid 11th century B.C.
Length 32.9, blade width 6.8 cm.
Tomb M331, Hsiao-t’un, Anyang, Honan
The front section of the blade of this dagger-axe was made of jade. The rear section and the tang were made of bronze. It is decorated with animal masks and bird-heads, and inlaid with turquoise.