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Winged Dragons, one of a pair


Artist Unknown (China)


600-222 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Winged Dragons, one of a pair, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 7 x 8 3/16 in. (17.78 x 20.8 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Huai Style period, 6th-3rd century BCE
Physical Description: The sculpture quality of these dashing beasts is admirably conveyed by their carriage, the proud pose of their heads, and the almost arrogant suppleness of their bodies. The forceful comma-shapes of the tails and their jaunty tufts, as well as the double-
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009