Object Title

Glaive / Dao

Glaive / Dao

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIL.198

Provenance

Transferred from Bristol City Museum (no. E5402), 1966.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged with a copper alloy disc guard at the shoulder. The wooden haft is painted black, its upper section covered in copper decorated with chiselled and gilt scrollwork and flowers.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 250.8 cm (99 in), blade length: 57.6 cm (22.8 in), socket length: 21.5 cm (8.5 in), shoe length: 12.7 cm (5.0 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

The shoe is painted E5402

Associations

Places China

Notes

Similar to XXVIL.143