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Winter Cricket Cage

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

1820-1850

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G217
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Gourd (Do Not Use) | Gourd, tortoise shell, hungmu
Size: 6 7/16 x 2 7/8 in. (16.4 x 7.3 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 19th century, Ch'ing dynasty
Inscriptions: Inscription; Sticker two light untranslated characters near base; '0197-02', on sticker, inside rim of gourd
Physical Description: slightly waisted six part secondary molded gourd with a slightly pointed bottom, used as a cricket carrier or cage; tortoiseshell bulging lid is intricately decorated with prunus blossom and has moving parts of phoenixes with inlaid eyes; main body of the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 98.220.1a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009