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Pendant in the Form of an Animal


Artist Unknown (China)


1100-771 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Pendant in the Form of an Animal, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Highly calcified, opaque ivory jade with little remnant of the orginal green color with traces of red pigment
Size: 3 3/4 x 1 1/16 x 1/4 in. (9.53 x 2.7 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Late Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: animal pendant; highly calcified, opaque ivory jade, little remnant of the original green color, traces of red pigment; Huang shaped pendant with bird beak, tiger body and a fish tail; lei-wan design around eye
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.357
Added to Site: February 28, 2009