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Medium:
Cowrie shell with gold foil covering
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 2.2 x 1.7 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in)
Type:
Natural Material
Exchange Media
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
600-500 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.381
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye373699485-875b-4aef-a286-d43760d846b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.381