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Animal Face Appliqué


Artist Unknown (China)


1766-1122 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Animal Face Appliqué, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Calcified green jade
Size: 2 1/4 x 2 x 7/16 in. (5.72 x 5.08 x 1.19 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 18th-12th century B.C.
Physical Description: Mask of a monster like animal (t'ao-tieh); carved interrupted outline; incised double line on both sides, detailed features of the mask on the front side, one at the edge of each 'jaw' of the animal mask. Calcified green jade; traces of earth like substan
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.266
Added to Site: February 28, 2009