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Comb

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

7th-10th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G208
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Gold, wood
Size: 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (1.6 x 5.7 cm) (without comb)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 7th-10th century
Physical Description: comb ornament, lions and birds; three lions playing in tendril-like vine; reverse, one lion and doves with vine, all one piece; repousse and stamping, gold, wooden comb.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Pillsbury, Phillip Winston Pillsbury, Mary Stinson Pillsbury Lord, Katherine Stevens Pillsbury McKee and Helen Winston Pillsbury Becker in memory of Charles S. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 51.27.140
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009