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Bead: C.107-1984

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Amber-coloured glass bead.

Notes

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

Dating

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

Note

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

Glass

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
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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