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Bell handle: O.196-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Bronze bell handle, surmounted by a crouching tiger. On a roof shaped base covered with a scroll pattern, possibly conventionalised t'ao t'ieh,

Notes

History note: Bought from C. T. Loo, 1920

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Width: 10.2 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Shou-Chow ⪼ China

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Period of the Warring States (481-221 BC)
Circa -0481 BCE - -0221 BCE

Materials used in production

Bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.196-1946
Primary reference Number: 138301
Oscar Raphael number: 51
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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