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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Model of a Qilin, 19th c.
Enamel on Bronze
5 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 4 7/16 in. (13.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 11.27 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.94

There is a label on the interior, which reads: 67/21/KK/622/1-7." Another label on the animal's stomach (on the exterior) reads: "114" in red ink.

Enamel in green tones on hollow cast bronze.

Object Description
Recumbant (twisted) figure of a unicorn, executed mainly in green toned enamels, on a bronze base. The animal has a short beard and a central horn protruding from it's forehead. There are swirls decorating the object.

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