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Museum number:
9-21340a-f
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
9-21340a-e and IV-3 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4697
Object count:
6
Description:
Silver buttons in gourd shape with leaves.* Fluted gourds lined with turquoise enamel, as is the flower. One gourd smashed. 1.7 cm long. Leaves etched. The two opposite points bent up. Size of leaf square 2.5 cm
Donor:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection place:
China
Verbatim coll. place:
Manchu (Qing) Dynasty 1644-1911
Culture or time period:
Manchu people and Qing dynasty (1644–1912 AD)
Collector:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection date:
1943
Materials:
Enamel (fused coating) and Silver (metal)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.1 Daily Garb
Production date:
Manchu (Qing) Dynasty
Accession date:
December 15, 1998
Context of use:
For Mandarin dress.
Department:
Asia (except western Russia)
Dimensions:
Leaves— width 2.5 centimeters, Leaves— length 2.5 centimeters, and Gourds— length 1.7 centimeters
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