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Carving: O.60 & A-1946

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Steatite figure of a duck on a lotus leaf; on the lid a lotus flower going to seed. Possibly used as an incense burner


History note: Bought from Sotheby’s, Nov.1940; From the collection of Dr. Lindley Scott

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


1800 - 1900

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.60 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 138817
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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