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Scissors

675-750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A pair of silver scissors would have been used only in a wealthy family. The less affluent would have used iron ones.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, chased
Brief Description
Pair of scissors, chased silver; China, 675-750, Tang dynasty
Physical Description
Pair of silver scissors, consisting of two blades, joined by a twisted wire. Each blade is chased on one side with a design of foliate scrolls, and on the other with a pattern of clouds. The blades are arranged so that one design of each type is visible on the blades on each side of the scissors.
Dimensions
  • Length: 18.5cm
Style
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
Summary
A pair of silver scissors would have been used only in a wealthy family. The less affluent would have used iron ones.
Collection
Accession Number
M.38-1935

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record createdApril 12, 2000
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