Language: Manchu
Source: Classical literature

Description

Teišun-i giyan is a brass or bronze rod-mace.1

Teišun-i giyan

 

They are much rarer than their iron or steel counterparts called sele-i giyan and they tend to be of better overall quality.

A Chinese bronze maceA fine bronze mace. Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.

References
1. Tongwen Guanghui Quanshu (同文廣彙全書) or "Enlarged and complete dictionary" of 1704. A Qing imperial dictionary in Chinese and Manchu, each entry double-checked and approved by the Kangxi emperor.

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With large dragon head collar piece.

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Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.

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A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.

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Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.

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The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".

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