Much Ado About Nothing

23, jewellery designer, Scotland

ancient-serpent:

theancientworld:

Gold dagger handle From China
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th-5th century BC
A very fine openwork cast gold sword hilt
The gold hilt is very fragile, which probably made it impractical for use on a real sword. It may have been made for display or for placing in a tomb for taking to the afterlife.

ancient-serpent:

theancientworld:

Gold dagger handle From China

Eastern Zhou dynasty, 6th-5th century BC

A very fine openwork cast gold sword hilt

The gold hilt is very fragile, which probably made it impractical for use on a real sword. It may have been made for display or for placing in a tomb for taking to the afterlife.