Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1993.0106.0001 - Altarpiece

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1993.0106.0001

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length 9.7 cm; width 9.7 cm; height 23.5 cm; metal

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Staff Found. Originally in the Chee Kung Tong building (# 84).

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A square based roughly rectangular shaped tin Chinese altarpiece. The item is a cloud symbol, and it consists of a base that has four square "feet" and a horizontal top from which vertically rise four abstractly designed metal segments. The base of each segment has been affixed to a corner of the base. The abstractly designed segments were originally joined to each other at three different places. PH1 2006

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The artifact is dirty, there is evidence of rust, and several joints have been broken.

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