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Personal Seal


Artist Unknown (China)


2nd century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Personal Seal, Artist Unknown (China)
Personal Seal: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze
Size: 3/4 x 7/16 x 7/16 in. (1.91 x 1.11 x 1.11 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 2nd century, Eastern Han dynasty
Physical Description: small fantastic animal standing on pedestal with stamp carved on bottom; animal has flat bony head, small ears, long whiskers, large feet; carved with incised lines to indicate fur(?)
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.38.6
Added to Site: February 28, 2009