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Mythological Beast

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

5th century B.C.E.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Mythological Beast: Gallery Label - Current
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze and turquoise
Size: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th century B.C.E., Eastern Zhou dynasty
Physical Description: This fantastic creature might be a playful descendant of the water buffalo, Karlgren Number 90 (50.46.113). Here, however, the sculptural effect is achieved through the long sweeping curves of the body. The spirals emphasizing the shoulders and hindquarte
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.111
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009