Small BirdArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date618-906Medium & Supportearthenware with glazeDimensions
1 1/16 in x 15/16 in x 1 3/16 in (2.7 cm x 2.4 cm x 3 cm)Credit LineGift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo OgitaLabel copy
The heads of horses, deer, mules, and other animals which represented the status or rank of the owner often decorated knives of the nomadic tribes. Such knives were often exchanged with Chinese traders at the border in the Bronze Age.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object Typefunerary sculptureCollection AreaAsianRights
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Sancai (Chinese ceramics style)
three-color ware (Chinese ware)