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Chariot Finial with Bird


Artist Unknown (China)


late 12th-11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th century BCE, Early Western Zhou dynasty
Physical Description: This example, on a high, cylindrical base, is closely related to 50.46.24. Here, however the scored flanges extend to the back of the head and the front of the neck instead of being confined to the back. The S-shaped horns are reminiscent of those seen on
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.91
Added to Site: February 28, 2009