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Wei Scabbard Buckle


Artist Unknown (China)


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) | Opaque yellow jade with brown markings
Size: 2 15/16 x 1/2 in. (7.46 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Han dynasty, 3rd century B.C.-A.D. 3rd century
Physical Description: with relief and incision. Mottled yellow-ivory jade with brown marks; 'comma' patterned design on the outside of the buckle. Broken at the curved lower end. Rectangular loop projecting from lower side.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.354
Added to Site: February 28, 2009