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Dublin Core

Title

Instrument: compass

Description

One circular yellow-brown varnished wooden geomantic compass or luopan. Obverse presents minute radial divisions containing Chinese characters in black and red pigment surrounding central compass needle inset under glass. Reverse presents a grid containing Chinese characters in black pigment.

Provenance

Gifted by Alley to Canterbury Museum in 1937.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

147mm (dia)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.406

Usage Rights

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Collection

Citation

“Instrument: compass,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed July 1, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/499.