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Official Seal


Artist Unknown (China)


2nd century B.C.-A.D. 2nd century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Official Seal, Artist Unknown (China)
Official Seal: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze
Size: 1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in. (3.97 x 3.33 x 3.18 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Han dynasty, 2nd century B.C.-A.D. 2nd century
Physical Description: seal with turtle standing on top of plain, undecorated platform; turtle looking straight up
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.34.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009