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Ceremonial <I>mao<I> spear head

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

1600-1046 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Ceremonial &lt;I>mao&lt;I> spear head, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Greyish white jade with variations of bluish and brown clouds, bronze with green crystal inlay
Size: 6 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/16 in. (16.83 x 5.72 x 0.56 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 16th-12th century BCE
Physical Description: Bronze handle with inlays; no surface decor on the blade; T'ao t'ieh design on the handle. Grey-ivory jade with variation of brown and blue clouds; bronze patinated handle; hollowed handle, with green crystal-like inlay.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.268
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009