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Roof Ornament, one of a pair


Artist Unknown (China)


16th-17th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Roof Ornament, one of a pair, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Glazed earthenware
Size: a:(lower section) H.18-1/2 x W.9-1/2 x D.23-9/16 in.; b:(upper section) H.15-5/8 x W.9-1/4 x D.23 in.
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 16th-17th century, Late Ming dynasty
Inscriptions: Stickers 2 dealer'S stickers, on back of b
Physical Description: large head of a beast with mouth open; phoenix looking over its back on PL side; twisting roaring dragon on PR side; green, tan, black and white glaze; separated into 2 parts with part of dragon and phoenix on top section
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.152.2a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009