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Plaque: OC.133-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Glass, moulded with dragon and quatrefoil pattern in the middle, inlaid with turquoise and traces of gold foil on the surface. Four holes drilled from one side at the four corners of this plaque.
The plaque is from a jade suit

Notes

History note: Bought from Gutmann, May 1934

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael Bequest, 1941

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.5 cm
Length: 6.1 cm
Width: 3.9 cm

Relative size of this object

6.1 cm5 mm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
-100 - 100

Note

One of a pair, the other at the British Museum.

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.133-1946
Primary reference Number: 28062
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 June 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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