Tea Brick Currency


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Artifact Identification Tea Brick Currency   (1970.01.0002)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 19th – 20th century CE
Culture Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Siberian
Location On Exhibitin the East Asia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 23.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 18.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.3 cm
Weight 1,122 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Leaves, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Grinding, Cast
Munsell Color Information Black (N2.25/3.8%R) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Hovenden, Earl W. “Asians Favoured Brick Tea `Pao’.” (Article in research file) Vollmer, John E. Silk Roads, China Ships. Toronto; ROM, 1983: p. 190.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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