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Cup: ML.2-1992

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Bronze cup with a green patina on the exterior, and green and intense blue on the interior. Oval shaped with bulbous sides, slightly everted rim and loop handle with a bovine head on the upper part of its exterior. A short distance above the base, there is a horizontal seam simulating stiched leather, and on the side opposite to the handle, a vertical seam.

Oval label printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection', inscribed in blue black ink 'A.7'. Circular inscribed in green '158'; rectangular printed in black 'Malcolm' and inscribed 'A.7'.

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 10 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)

Dating

Zhou Dynasty
-1050 - -0771

Materials used in production

Bronze Patina

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.2-1992
Primary reference Number: 206798
A.7
158
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 16 September 2015 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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