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Pole end: O.198-1946

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Butt-end of a staff. Bronze tapering to a boars head holding an octagonal finish to the butt between its jaws. It is hollow, with two holes in the neck for attachment


History note: Bought from Hutmann, 1933

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Ch’in dynasty (221-206BC)
Circa -221 BCE - 207 -206 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.198-1946
Primary reference Number: 138302
Oscar Raphael number: 89
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 April 2018 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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