Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1999.0031.2116 - Abacus, Chinese

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Abacus, Chinese

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1999.0031.2116

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depth 2.8 cm; length 31.5 cm; width 17.5 cm; wood

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A rectangular shaped dark brown coloured (outside edges, the interior is unstained) all wood abacus. The artifact exhibits four edge segments that in turn have been horizontally connected by a rectangular shaped segment of wood. Mitre joints appear at the points where the connecting segment joins the side portions. Thin brace braces appear at the four corners and on the cross piece that separates the two segments. Also evident are a total of 11 circular segments which connect the top and base of the artifact and which respectively pass through the horizontal connecting segment. Each of the circular segments passes through the centre of a total of 7 donut shaped wooden components. For each vertical item, two donut-like components appear above the horizontal connector, while 5 donut-like components appear below the connector. Original Reproduction # R 2116 1997/10/27 Black background with gold lettering., Chinese writing appears at the top of a metal plate on one edge of the artifact. Underneath is "Lotus-Flower Brand and more Chinese writing. At the bottom of the plate appears " Made in the Peoples Republic of China". At one side is a picture of a Lotus., inscription Ph2 2007

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221.8 KiB


December 24, 2015 10:06 AM

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