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Bead: OC.137-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Blue cylindrical glass bead with pro Cong, tuberances and inlaid with turquoise. They were used together with other beads made of jade, agate and turquoise, as part of pendants and placed on the chest of the deceased during the Warring States period (447-221 BC)

Legal notes

O.C. Raphael Bequest, 1941

Measurements and weight

Length: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Tang Dynasty (618-907)
-0477 - -0221

Components of the work

Glass

Materials used in production

turqoise Glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.137-1946
Primary reference Number: 28067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 June 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 15 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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