Cowrie shell

Historical period(s)
late Spring and Autumn or early Warring States Period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 600-500 BCE
Medium
Cowrie shell with gold foil covering
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 2.2 x 1.7 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province
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
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2012.9.381
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Exchange Media, Natural Material
Type

Cowrie shell

Keywords
China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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