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Chariot shaft socket


Artist Unknown (China)


13th-12th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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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 | Bronze
Size: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BCE
Physical Description: The decor of this extraordinary piece is executed in high, rounded relief and partly in the round. On the base of the socket is the realistically shaped head of a water buffalo whose body, laid open at the belly, is spread flat on the shield above the soc
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.13
Added to Site: February 28, 2009