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Dragon Ornament


Artist Unknown (China)


480-221 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Dragon Ornament, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Translucent pale green jade with brown markings
Size: 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (0.95 x 5.72 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th-3rd century B.C., Late Eastern Chou dynasty
Physical Description: Translucent pale green jade with brown markings at the ear of the dragon and the middle of its serpentine body.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.320
Added to Site: February 28, 2009