Some Notable Sabers of the Qing Dynasty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

@article{Tom2015SomeNS,
  title={Some Notable Sabers of the Qing Dynasty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art},
  author={Philip M. W. Tom},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  year={2015}
}
  • Philip M. W. Tom
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
  • armor, the Department of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum has a number of hilted weapons of considerable merit that date from the Qing dynasty ( 1644-191 1) . In contrast to the swords of classical antiquity and of the early Chinese Empire, this late imperial material has been generally ignored by art historians. This article will highlight four distinctive sabers dating from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century. The weapons display the richness of imperial China's sword… CONTINUE READING

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