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Pendant in the Form of a Dragon


Artist Unknown (China)


480-221 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Pendant in the Form of a Dragon, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Pale green jade
Size: 5 x 1 3/4 x 1/8 in. (12.7 x 4.45 x 0.4 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th-3rd century B.C., Late Eastern Chou dynasty
Physical Description: pale green jade, calicified, traces of earthlike substance; double S-shaped dragon, typical of the Warring States; restoration of the tail
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.283
Added to Site: February 28, 2009