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Tortoise Form Water Dropper


Artist Unknown (China)


17th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G217
Tortoise Form Water Dropper, Artist Unknown (China)
Tortoise Form Water Dropper: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze with gold and silver inlay
Size: 1 15/16 x 5 1/16 x 2 5/8 in. (4.9 x 12.9 x 6.7 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 17th century, Ming dynasty
Inscriptions: '10956 [underlined]', in red, on bottom; '11328', in black, on bottom
Physical Description: tortoise, with inlaid gold and silver, carrying a bowl in its mouth; snake on the back of tortoise's shell; hole on top
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2001.135.7
Added to Site: February 28, 2009