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Mi Bow Tip


Artist Unknown (China)


1766-1122 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Mi Bow Tip, Artist Unknown (China)
: Carved Jades of Shang and Chou
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Highly calcified ivory-white jade with traces of red pigment
Size: 3 9/16 x 1 x 1/8 in. (9.05 x 2.54 x 0.32 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 18th-12th century B.C.
Physical Description: Jade, knot opener with a monster head, Bow tip with feline head at top; arrow end, incisions on bith sides which are identical. A pair with 50.46.257. Calcified cream colored jade; traces of red pigment and clay-like substance.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.258
Added to Site: February 28, 2009