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Abacus

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

c. 1800

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Huang-hua-li and t'zu-tan hardwood
Size: 7 9/16 x 32 5/16 x 1 3/8 in. (19.2 x 82.1 x 3.5 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Ch'ing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Physical Description: 29 rows of beads with 2 beads on top level and 5 beads on bottom level; backing board, frame, posts and beads of zitan; frame reinforced with brass plates at corners and between levels at edges; central row and 5th row in from each side have metal posts
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 99.181
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009