Swords with Scabbard Mounts

Date: ca. 600

Culture: Chinese

Medium: Iron, bronze, gold, silver, wood

Dimensions: 30.65.1: L. 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm); 30.65.2: L. 40 1/4 in. (102.2 cm)

Classification: Swords

Credit Line: 30.65.1: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1930; 30.65.2: Gift of Clarence H. Mackay, 1930

Accession Number: 30.65.1, .2

Description

This sword is said to have been found in an imperial tomb at Mang Shan, north of Luoyang, Henan Province. The ring pommel encloses a phoenix head.

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