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Pendant in the Form of a Bird


Artist Unknown (China)


1100-771 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Pendant in the Form of a Bird, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Slightly calcified, translucent light green jade
Size: 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 in. (3.49 x 3.81 x 0.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Late Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: Pendant in silhouette form of a bird; incised and relief; translucent jade; simple incised lines and relief to indicate the features of a bird
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.346
Added to Site: February 28, 2009