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Artist Unknown (China)

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1600-1046 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: Carved Jades of Shang and Chou
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Jade
Size: 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 7/16 in. (11.11 x 4.13 x 1.19 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 16th-12th century BCE
Physical Description: Jade handle with monster-mask design; incised on both sides identically; interrupted carved outline; the perforation is drilled from both sides. Ivory calcified jade with blue striation. Traces of red pigment and clay.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.263
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009