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Ornament: O.11 A & B -1946

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Current Location: In storage

Description

Dark green jade with mottled area of altered stone, decorated with incised interlinking spirals. The dragons are more or less completely abstract, each composed of a powerful arched body, scrolling fins and claws issuing from the body and the tail. These two pendants are almost identical and seem to have been cut with the same template

Notes

History note: Bought from Tonying, Sep. 1922

Measurements and weight

Length: 15.5 cm
Width: 7.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

400 BC - 200 BC

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Accession number: O.11 A & B -1946
Primary reference Number: 167850
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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