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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    220-420 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold sheet fixed on bronze, granulation, turqoise

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two plaques in gold sheets fixed to bronze backings, attached to a long pin. The top, larger plaque has the design of a stylised cicada in openwork, accentuated by fine granulation, with cells for stones or glass. The bottom plaque is smaller and round, with very fine granulation and traces of turqoise.

Place of Origin

China (made)


220-420 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gold sheet fixed on bronze, granulation, turqoise


Length: 18.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased from George Eumorfopoulos (M.94 to 128-1938)

Descriptive line

Two plaques in gold sheet attached to pin, China, Wei-Jin period (220-420), pin added later


Gold; Bronze; Turquoise




Accessories; Jewellery


East Asia Collection

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