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Mask: ML.4-1992

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Bronze Taotie mask with ring, with green and brown patina, and some encrustation. The ring is suspended frm a loop projecting from the monster's mouth, which is decorated with a gooses's head

Oval label printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection', inscribed in blue black ink 'A.24'

Notes

History note: Captain Dugald Malcolm

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.2 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

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14.5 cm21.2 cm What does this represent?

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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.4-1992
Primary reference Number: 206800
A.24
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Created: Wednesday 16 September 2015 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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