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Buckle: O.197-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

A bronze girdle or buckle, with gold sheets. A plain curved hook terminating in a simple serpent's head. There is a central rib of inlaid dark blue glass which runs down its back. This is studded with eight coloured beads

Notes

History note: Said to have come from Ching-Cheng. Bought from C. T. Loo, June, 1934

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Length: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC)
-400 - -300

Components of the work

Sheets composed of gold Glass

Materials used in production

blue Glass studded Beads Bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.197-1946
Primary reference Number: 201960
Oscar Raphael number: 119
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Created: Monday 29 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 21 June 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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