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Crown

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

618-906

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
Size: 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (10.48 x 7.94 x 7.94 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 7th-10th century, early T'ang dynasty
Physical Description: crown, eight thin ribbons of repousse rise and fall toward back to make crown; set in a secure base of heavier gold with incised floral design; plaque on front holds gold butterfly on spring, two butterflies on sides.
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: 51.27.193
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009