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Pendant in the Form of a Fish


Artist Unknown (China)


480-221 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Pendant in the Form of a Fish, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Mottled yellow-grey jade with traces of red pigment
Size: 1 x 3 3/4 x 1/8 in. (2.54 x 9.53 x 0.32 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th-3rd century B.C., Late Eastern Chou dynasty
Physical Description: pendant in simplified fish profile; blunted lip, concave curved body, sloping tail; very small perforation at lower lip; incision to indicate fins and the most general features, both sides indentical; mottled grey translucent jade, partially calcified; tr
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.255
Added to Site: February 28, 2009