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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Amber, jade, corundum, feathers, carved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rosary, 108 amber beads divided by three large beads of green jade, with acentral plaque and two pendants of jade ornamented with blue feathers, and three strings of corundum beads, ten in each, with jade pendants ornamented with blue feathers.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Materials and Techniques

Amber, jade, corundum, feathers, carved

Object history note

Purchased from the Taylor Collection. According to registration records, this object came from 'the Summer Palace, Pekin', which refers to the imperial summer retreat Yuanmingyuan, located north of Beijing. Yuanmingyuan was destroyed by British and French troops during the Second Opium War in 1860. Whether this object came from Yuanmingyuan is difficult to verify.

Descriptive line

Rosary of amber, jade, corundum beads and blue feathers, China.


Amber; Jade; Corundum; Feathers




East Asia Collection

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