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Long Sword

Accession Number
1964/2.87

Title
Long Sword

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 3rd century BCE - 1st century BCE

Medium & Support
bronze with malachite patina

Dimensions
1 15/16 in. x 24 in. x 1 9/16 in. ( 5 cm x 61 cm x 4 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label 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 Type
sword

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
weaponry

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On display