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Asian Art

Halberd of Ge Type

5th–3rd century B.C.E.

Variegated grey jade (nephrite)

7 in. (17.78 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard Balensweig, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1973.162.1
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–221 B.C.E.), Warring States period (47
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.