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Wei Scabbard Buckle

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

206 B.C.-A.D. 220

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Wei Scabbard Buckle, Artist Unknown (China)
: Carved Jades of Shang and Chou
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Ivory jade with brown clouds
Size: 3 7/16 x 1 x 1/2 in. (8.73 x 2.54 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Han dynasty, 3rd century B.C.-A.D. 3rd century
Physical Description: ivory jade with brown clouds. Pattern of spiral-comma variation on surface and animal face at top end directly over belt loop.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.353
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009