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Mi Bow Tip


Artist Unknown (China)


1766-1122 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Mi Bow Tip, Artist Unknown (China)
: Carved Jades of Shang and Chou
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Calcified ivory jade wtih tracesof red pigment
Size: 3 5/8 x 1 x 3/16 in. (9.21 x 2.54 x 0.4 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 18th-12th century B.C.
Physical Description: Jade; upper part has a form of a feline head with capped horns; monster (t'ao-t'ieh) mask; ends in sharp arrow-like tip with stylized incised design of upside-down triangles; a perforation behind the eyes; knot opener. Calcified cream-colored jade; traces
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.257
Added to Site: February 28, 2009