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Butt Cap for Spear Haft


Artist Unknown (China)


5th-4th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Chin-ts’un styleBronze inlaid with silver
Size: 5 3/8 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in. (13.65 x 3.65 x 3.65 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Late Chou dynasty; Huai Style period, 5th-4th century BCE
Physical Description: The design of highly stylized dragons, inlaid with silver, appears on the two main areas of this butt cap. The encircling rounded band carries the volute and angle pattern poplular in Huai time. Like 50.46.5, this cap is oval in cross-section. Butt caps o
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.22
Added to Site: February 28, 2009