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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.38.B
Title
Socketed Finial in the Form of a Bird (One of a Pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
finial
Date
475 BCE - 221 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204302
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze with crystal inlay
Dimensions
H. 25.2 x W. 8.4 x D. 4 cm (9 15/16 x 3 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.38.B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Zhixin Jason Sun, Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2017), pp. 104-105, fig. 72

Exhibition History

S427: Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Jades, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/20/1985 - 04/30/2008

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