Copy of Chinese scene with low relief

Made:
1965 in South Kensington
maker:
Science Museum

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Copper copy of a Chinese scene, low relief, silhouette, Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England, 1965. It depicts a tree and a crane, it is linked with the Chinese water-clock because Su Sung (a Chinese engineer of water clocks) described the release chain of the water-balance escapement as " the crane-bird's knee".

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1965-6
Materials:
copper (alloy), metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
copy
taxonomy:
  • information forms
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • relief
credit:
Science Museum

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