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Han Bronze Sword Handle

Han Bronze Sword Handle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330134

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Stunning bronze sword handle from the Dian Kingdom that paralleled the Han Dynasty. Judging from the heavy triangular pommels and spikes near the blade, these were designed for close quarter combat that would look right at home in a fight scene out of Game of Thrones. This has a classic azurite patina with traces of the original iron blades. The Dian were a fierce and independent kingdom living in the vicinity of Dianchi Lake in Yunnan Province which chronologically paralleled the Warring States and Han Dynasties, and was eventually annexed by the Han Emperor Wudi in 109 BCE. Their bronze artifacts depicting hunting scenes indicate these people might have had a Scythian origin. L: 21cm/8.2in