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Kuan Yin: O.2-1981

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Kuan Yin

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Cream and orange jade figure of Kuan-Yin, with a wooden base

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs M. Sherman

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Relative size of this object

4.5 cm15.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-10-12) by Sherman, M., Mrs

Dating

Late Ming or Qing
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1700 CE Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1900 CE

Components of the work

Base composed of wood

Materials used in production

Jade

Techniques used in production

Carving

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2-1981
Primary reference Number: 108048
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2015 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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