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Axle-Cap, one of a pair

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

6th-5th 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: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Late Chou period, 6th-5th century BCE
Physical Description: one of a pair of axle-caps includes hook and pin; interlocking Chih dragon motif on caps, hook with bird head, and tiger mask on the pin
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.
Accession Number: 76.72.93.2a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009