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Beads
Place of Origin: China, Zhejiang province
Historical Period: Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE), Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-255 BCE)
Object Name: Jewelry
Materials: Glass paste on low-fired ceramic
Dimensions: H. 1/2 in x Diam. 1/2 in, H. 1.3 in x Diam. 1.3 cm each bead
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B81P76
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 15

Description

Label: Glass beads were carried immense distances as trade objects and were among the earliest materials traded along what was to become known as the Silk Road. The material fascinated the Chinese and they sought to imitate it, using both glass and in glass paste on a pottery body.
Label: Glass beads were carried immense distances as trade objects and were among the earliest materials traded along what was to become known as the Silk Road. The material fascinated the Chinese and they sought to imitate it, using both glass and in glass paste on a pottery body.