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Cicada Pendant


Artist Unknown (China)


1027-775 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Cicada Pendant, Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Collections at the Art Institute
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Tan jade
Size: 2 1/2 x 1 x 3/16 in. (6.35 x 2.54 x 0.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Early Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: Pendant in form of a stylized animal looking from above; slightly flanking out wings; on the body, incised curve-scroll design indicating the top and lower part of the body; small perforation at the beak; traces of clay; tan jade
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.239
Added to Site: February 28, 2009