Money Tree, 25/220 AD

  • Chinese

Cast lead-tin alloy

  • Framed: Overall dimensions: Height x width 54 5/16 x 19 5/16 in. (138 x 49 cm)

Founders Society Purchase; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fisher, by exchange

1996.29.C

On View

  • Chinese Art N1DD

Department

Asian Art

Published References

Trentelman, Karen, Leon Stoudulski, Ray Lints, and Chongmin Kim. “A Comparative Study of the Composition and Corrosion of Branches from Eastern Han Dynasty Money Trees.” Studies in Conservation 44 (1999): pp. 170-183. McCann, Lowell I., K. Trentelman, T. Possley, and B. Golding. “Corrosion of Ancient Chinese Bronze Money Trees Studied by Raman Microscopy.” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 30 (1999): pp. 121-132. Steele, John, Leon Stodulski, and Karen Trentelman. “Deciphering the puzzle: The examination and analysis of an Eastern Han Dynasty money tree.” Objects Specialty Groups Postprints 5 (1997): pp. 125-141.

Rights Status

Chinese, Money Tree, 25/220 AD, Cast lead-tin alloy. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fisher, by exchange, 1996.29.C.