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Glittering Tears. Functional Calligraphy to hold earrings: CAL 20-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glittering Tears. Functional Calligraphy to hold earrings


Calligrapher: Kerr, Lin



Two parcels, joined by satin ribbon, with artist's hand-made rubber stamps, embossed letters and pasted papers. The middle part of each panel was made using parts of one of the abandoned Pythagoras pieces which had already been laminated with decorated mulberry paper and gilded with gold dots (see Pythagoras' journal). The words were then rubber stamped on to this and holes for the earrings drilled. Metal stamps were used to stamp words level with the rubber stamping, but this time on the frame to integrate it with the centre panels. The frames have been waxed with white wax and polished

Legal notes

Given by Lin Kerr

Measurements and weight

Width: 145 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Kerr, Lin


Production date: AD 2006

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of wood ( frame - waxed and polished) paper ( hand-made, pasted; decorated mulberry)
Each Panel Height 222 mm

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 20-2007
Primary reference Number: 167384
Old object number: Calligraphy/Kerr/3
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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