Long SwordArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Datelate 3rd century BCE - 1st century BCEMedium & Supportbronze with malachite patinaDimensions
1 15/16 in. x 24 in. x 1 9/16 in. ( 5 cm x 61 cm x 4 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel copy
Before iron was discovered, bronze was the material used to make weapons. During the 3rd century BC, the Ch'in army became very powerful and successfully conquered all of the other states because it manufactured the sharpest and longest bronze swords.Primary Object Classification Arms and Armor Primary Object TypeswordAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkCollection AreaAsianRights
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