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Ornament with Faces of Human and Monster


Artist Unknown (China)


3300-2000 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Ornament with Faces of Human and Monster, Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Calcified tan-grey jade
Size: 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (5.4 x 8.26 x 0.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 33rd-21st century BCE, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture
Physical Description: The design of a human face is incised on only the front side; the simple features of eyes, nose, rectangular mouth are slightly raised as cut from stencil; slightly convex; pale brown jade, calcified partially; two pairs of holes in the back along the edg
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.230
Added to Site: February 28, 2009