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Snuff Bottle, n.d.
Stone and pewter
2 7/16 in. x 1 7/16 in. (6.19 cm x 3.65 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, Chinese
Technique: Carving
Credit Line: Gift of Clinton N. Laird
Accession Number: P61.8.277

Flattened round rectangular bottle with a transverse cross section. Obverse: the back of a carved cicada with three dots (possibly made of pewter) for eyes. Reverse: carved wings of a cicada folded over its ribbed body; double loop pewter inlay at the top.

Acquired 9/9/39 from a sidewalk vendor on Wai Fuk Sai Road

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