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Bird

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

8th-3rd century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 3 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (7.94 x 14.29 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Middle Chou dynasty, 8th-3rd century BCE
Physical Description: It is probable that this bird served as an accessory member of some object, possibly a piece of furniture or a large vessel, in as much as the ring in the beak is evidently a handle. Whatever its purpose, the bird is a magical creature, having crest, ears
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.42
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009