Ancient Chinese bronze foot measure, 500-250 BCE

Made:
500-250 BCE in China
maker:
Unknown

One of two Chinese bronze "Foot" (Chi'h) measures, period of "Warring States", B.C.500-B.C.250, about 9-inch long, flat and marked with hard white water patina like enamel and showing divisions into 10ths

Ancient Chinese bronze foot (Chi'h) rule made around 500-250 BCE, during the so-called 'Warring States' period. The rule is marked with one-tenth subdivisions.

Details

Category:
Weighing & Measuring
Object Number:
1938-329/1
Materials:
bronze, incomplete
type:
rules (measuring devices)
credit:
John Sparks Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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