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Archaic Animal Pendant


Artist Unknown (China)


1100-771 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Archaic Animal 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) | Calcified ivory jade with traces of red pigment
Size: 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (3.18 x 4.45 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-8th century B.C., Early Western Chou dynasty
Physical Description: Pendant (plaque) in silhouette form of a goose with incision and relief. Ivory colored jade, calcified; trace of red pigment. Both sides identically decorated with double line relief; the eyes and the beak are indicated by incised lines.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.369
Added to Site: February 28, 2009