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Recumbant Water Buffalo


Artist Unknown (China)


late 9th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Recumbant Water Buffalo: Gallery Label - Current
: 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: 4 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (11.43 x 20.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 9th century BCE
Physical Description: Ox (water buffalo), recumbent. The pose of this buffalo, with legs folded in under the body and head turned to the side, is typical of the northern nomad style and may be influenced by the Northern art. The decor is executed in broad bands in flat relief
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.14
Added to Site: February 28, 2009