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2006bd7836 jpg l

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Acquired in 1938 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, The Colour of the Stone: Transactions of the Oriental Society, 1997-98, Vol. 62.
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
2nd century BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Diameter: 8.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34482
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:44:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:44:01.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Moss agate
museum_number
A.44-1938
museum_number_token
a441938
object_number
O39438
object_type
Ring
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Brown and grey with a light grey patch. Walls of central perforation worked to four planes, each sloping slightly outward. Outer edge bevelled to a point.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BD7836
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Chinese jade-carvers were equally skilful working with hardstones such as chalcedony and agate, as here. This small ring is made from moss agate, so-called because of the natural moss-like pattern in the stone. Noblemen in ancient China strung together beads, tubes, rings and plaques to form pendant sets and wore them as personal ornaments, a practice highly praised by Confucius and his contemporaries.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
ring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200