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Bead: C.107-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Amber-coloured glass bead.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Silla Kingdom (57BC-956)
Circa 400 - 600


C.102-112-1984 and O.13-1984 are trinkets of various colours, including two comma-shaped magatama, (the Japanese term for curved jewel) one elongated and nine circular beads. All are pierced with a hole and may have been parts of necklaces, head ornaments or other jewellery. Great numbers of such beads were found in Silla and Paekche tombs of the fifth and sixth century. They vary from 0.5-2.5 cm in length.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Piercing : Glass, pierced with a hole

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-1984
Primary reference Number: 16548
Box number: 117
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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