Perfume Holder

1999.13.0006A

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Perfume Holder   (1999.13.0006A)
Classification Personal Artifacts : Toilet Articles : Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, East, China
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century
Culture Chinese
Location On Exhibitin the East Asia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 16.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 4.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.1 cm
Weight 46 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Bamboo, Pigment--Stain
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining, Piercing, Incising
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (2.5YR 3/6) -Horseman. Dark Reddish Brown (2.5YR 2/4) -Houses. Strong Brown (2.5YR 3/8) -Bamboo stalk.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description

"A Chinese carved bamboo perfume holder, Qing Dynasty (18th century), well carved and pierced with designs of warrior on horseback in a landscape.

Bamboo (Babmusa arundinacea) is the most difficult wood to carve, and it represents longevity because it flourishes throughout the winter, In ancient China bamboo tablets were used instead of books. It is highly prized." - Bernie McManus, Appraiser, Woodbury House, Connecticut, 10/23/1999

Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Fred A. Freund Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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