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Chariot Finial with Bird


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Chariot Finial with Bird, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 7 5/8 in. (19.37 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th century BCE, Early Western Zhou dynasty
Physical Description: The cylindrical base of this bird is lower than that of the companion pole top (50.46.91). In other respects the scored flanges, S-shaped horns, and openings in the body, it is very similar. This example has a pellet in the body, however, thus serving as
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.46
Added to Site: February 28, 2009