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Brush Handle


Artist Unknown (China)


2nd-1st century b.c.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Brush Handle, Artist Unknown (China)
Brush Handle: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze
Size: 3 3/8 x 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (8.57 x 6.19 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 2nd-1st century B.C., Western Han dynasty
Physical Description: openwork design at top with dragon, looking up, surmounting 2 fighting tigers with scrolling bands between; bar on bottom for bristles
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.38.5
Added to Site: February 28, 2009