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Chariot Finials with Bird


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Chariot Finials with Bird, Artist Unknown (China)
: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 6 7/8 in. (17.46 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th century BCE, Early Western Zhou dynasty
Physical Description: With the exception of its cylindrical base, which is shorter and broader than that of the pole top shown with it (Karlgren Plate 95), this example closely resembles its companion (50.46.28). It too, has a pellet in its body. Patina blue-green.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.23
Added to Site: February 28, 2009