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Finial: O.199-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Finial of a chariot pole. Bronze, remains of the wooden shaft inside the head. An almost square tube ending a cap formed like an animal's head, with horns. There are spiral decorations, and a corroded ring.

Notes

History note: From Shouchaw, Auh'ui. Karlbeck No. 467 Feb 1933

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm
Length: 12.1 cm

Relative size of this object

12.1 cm5.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ch’in dynasty or Period of the Warring States
Circa -0481 - 206 -0206

Components of the work

Remains: composed of wood ( from shaft)

Materials used in production

Bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.199-1946
Primary reference Number: 138303
Oscar Raphael number: 84
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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