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Sword with Scabbard Mounts

Date:
ca. 600
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Iron, bronze, gold, silver, wood
Dimensions:
L. 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1930
Accession Number:
30.65.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
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.
Imperial Tomb, Pei-Chueu-Shan near Lo-Yang, Henan Province.
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