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Butt Cap for Spear Haft


Artist Unknown (China)


4th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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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: 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (11.75 x 3.49 x 3.49 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 4th century B.C., Shou Chou dynasty(?); Huai Style period
Physical Description: The zoomorphic decor, strongly stylized and inlaid with siver, is divided into three fields by a broad, rounded raised band. Finials of this type, oval in cross-section, were designed for the ends of lance hafts. For an extended discussion of these and si
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.5
Added to Site: February 28, 2009