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Pole Finial

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Object Number:
84-21-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Shang Dynasty
Date Made:
Shang Dynasty
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1100
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Copper Alloy
Technique:
Cast
Iconography:
Horned Animal
Description:
Bronze pole finial. Hollow socket with two curving horn-like projections. Exterior low relief of bovine face and horns with segmented scroll motif. Heavily encrusted patina on one side and hole worn through near base. Hole on either side near raised eyes of bovine.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
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The Bull Collection (16 Oct 1997 - 08 Dec 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1983. Important Chinese Works of Art: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 37
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