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Belt Hook


Artist Unknown (China)


4th-3rd century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze with crystal and glass inlay
Size: 1 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 1 11/16 in. (4.13 x 21.59 x 4.29 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty; Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BCE
Inscriptions: Sticker; Mark 'MOSTRA D'ART CINESE-VENEZIA 1954' sticker; 'X-881' tag; '11/77' with Swiss flag on metal seal; 'L.66.3.3' in red acrylic; all at underside
Physical Description: gilt bronze with crystal and glass inlay; three central glass circles; masks on either end, hook attached to mouth of one; underside silver inlay, ungilded, circular button at underside
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 96.52.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009