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Hairpin: O.224-1946

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Current Location: In storage


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Gold hair pin the head in shape of a flower with four petals pierced and for engraved with veining and is soldered to a long pin. Chinese T’ang or early Sung Dynasty c. 907 AD


History note: Exhibited in an Amsterdam exhibition in 1925, no. 116. Bought from Sparks, 1925

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.6 cm
Width: 3.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Chinese T’ang-Sung Dynasty, Early
Production date: circa AD 0907

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.224-1946
Primary reference Number: 138329
Oscar Raphael number: 38
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 11 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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