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Bird on a Domed Base


Artist Unknown (China)


12th-11th 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 | Bronze
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (13.97 x 13.97 x 13.97 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 12th-11th century B.C., Yin or early Chou dynasty
Physical Description: The purpose served by this object is altogether unknown. A rectangular handle projects from the domed base, and the openwork on the body suggests that the bird may have been a rattle or a bell. The whorl circle on the base, the crest and horns, and the fl
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.24
Added to Site: February 28, 2009