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Hsi Pendant


Artist Unknown (China)


1027-775 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Hsi Pendant, Artist Unknown (China)
: Carved Jades of Shang and Chou
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Oyster white jade
Size: 4 x 7/16 in. (10.16 x 1.03 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Late Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: Knot opener with a carved buffalo at the top, it terminates with a long arrowed pick; low relief buffalo, simplified and unpretentious; oyster white jade
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.242
Added to Site: February 28, 2009