Gilt-bronze Ornament Decorated with Glass Beads

Object Name: 
Gilt-bronze Ornament Decorated with Glass Beads

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Object Name: 
Gilt-bronze Ornament Decorated with Glass Beads
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
61.6.6
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 12.1 cm; Individual Beads Diam (max): 0.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1334-1573
Primary Description: 
Beads: translucent green and amber and opaque black glasses; coiled. Ornament: open-work leaf-shape bronze parts, curving upward from a six-petaled bronze flower form with circular opening which was a means of attaching by rod to some complex Buddhist ornament; inner incised leaf shapes, to three of which gilt-bronze balls are attached; flat metal band following these leaf shapes are strung with the beads, and riveted at bottom to metal frame and, at the top, run through loops.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blair, Dorothy, Source
1961-04-03
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