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Lion mask: O.191-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


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Bronze mask, conventionalised like a t'ao t'ieh mask. The mask is black with green corrosion on high relief. It is hollow backed with a strut across it for attachment.


History note: Bought from C. T. Loo, 1931

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Oscar C. Raphael Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 6.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC)
Production date: circa 400 BC : Warring states period

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High relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.191-1946
Primary reference Number: 138297
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 March 2021 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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