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Abacus, wood

Museum number:
9-13655
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Accession number:
Acc.3314
Object count:
1
Description:
Abacus; black painted wood with brass fittings at corners and across bar; 5 columns of wood beads strung on bamboo rods; small abacuses are rare. This specimen can calculate up to 10,000 says one informant. Made by men. Purchased in curio/2nd hand shop.
Donor:
Niloufer Hirschmann Ichaporia and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Hong Kong
Collector:
Niloufer Hirschmann Ichaporia
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
7.3 Weights, Measures, and Computing Devices
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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