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Money Tree (Yao qian shu)

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China, Sichuan province or neighboring regions, Money Tree (Yao qian shu), 2nd century CE, bronze tree; earthenware base with calcified green lead glaze, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art, public domain; conservation x-rays courtesy of Tami Lasseter Clare, Portland State University, 2004.114.9A-C

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Title

Money Tree (Yao qian shu)

Artist

China, Sichuan province or neighboring regions (Chinese)

Date

2nd century CE

Period

China: Eastern Han period (25-220 CE)

Medium

bronze tree; earthenware base with calcified green lead glaze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

52 in x 22 in x 19 1/2 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Metalwork

Ceramics

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art

Accession Number

2004.114.9A-C

Copyright

public domain; conservation x-rays courtesy of Tami Lasseter Clare, Portland State University

Terms

bronze

earthenware

funerary objects

sculpture

Location

Belluschi Building

Ayer Wing

1st Floor

Clark Gallery

Description

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