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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:Snuff bottle with children playing drum
Date Made:late 18th century
Type:Container
Materials:Tourmaline, coral (corallium rubrum), ivory; carved and stained
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 13/16 in; 6 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscriptions.
Accession Number:  MH 1986.33.243
Credit Line:Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
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Description:
Deep green carved tourmaline bottle with raised two children playing a drum and a scholar holding a baby and riding a kylin (mythical beast of the judges) with a servant by the side. This alludes to the child becoming a mandarin. Coral stopper; stained ivory scoop.

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