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Bead: OC.138-1946

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Dark brown kernel-shaped glass bead with three sets of white concentric circles at each of three corners, which Chinese archaeologists called qing ting yan (dragonfly’s eye). They were usually found in the Chu tombs in southern China, Hunan and Hubei areas and dates to circa 400 BC

Legal notes

O.C. Raphael Bequest, 1941

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 2.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

-477 - -221

Materials used in production

brown glass Glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.138-1946
Primary reference Number: 28068
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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