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Bird Pendant


Artist Unknown (China)


1122-722 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Bird Pendant, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Calcified ivory jade with traces of red pigment
Size: 13/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. (2.06 x 4.29 x 0.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Early Western Chou dynasty, 12th-8th century B.C.
Physical Description: Pendant in form of seated bird, profile, stylized wings and sloping curved double tail; incision to indicate the features of the bird, both sides identical; perforation at the edge of the chest. Calcified, deep creamy-colored jade; traces of red pigment.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.260
Added to Site: February 28, 2009