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Type:   Decorative Art  

Measurements:   Height:48cm  

Time period: BCE; 770 BC. -476 BC. ;The Spring and AutumnPeriod

Function:   Unknown  

Acquisition: Unearthed at the Chu state tomb, Xujialing, Xichuan,Henan in 1990 and subsequently acquired by the HenanMuseum.  
  
With peculiar shape, exquisitecraftsmanship, and well beset turquoises, this object is reallyrare in the archaeological finds in China. It is still in argumentfor its usage -- some say it was a drum holder, but others say itwas used for hanging stone and jade chimes.