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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Iranian
Title: Dagger hilt
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1440
Creation End Date: 1460
Creation Date: ca. 1450
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Greenish black nephrite
Dimensions: H. 2 in. (5.1 cm), W. 1 1/5 (3 cm), L. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 02.18.765
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Despite the stylization of the dragon-head terminals, the animal's inherent vitality and fierceness are pronounced. These characteristics as well as the angularity of the "carving" have little in common with the sinuousness of the ultimate Chinese prototype.
AMICA ID: MMA_.02.18.765
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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