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Divining Block

Object Number:21951B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: California (State)
San Francisco (California)
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1900
Section:Asian
Credit Line:Gift of John Wanamaker, 1900

Description

One of a pair of Kan pui or jiaobei (筊杯), red divining blocks. Half moon shaped.

Bibliography:

[Article] Lai, Guolong, and Steuber, Jason, and Poster, Amy G. 2014. "Stewart Culin: Chinese vernacular Culture in America and the Enchantment of the Museum". Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories & Challenges. Gainesville. University Press of Florida. pg. 99-118 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg.106, Fig. 4.7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1901. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. III. no. No. 1. pg. 47-57 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 51-52View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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