About this object

A large spherical button of silver decorated with silver beading and set with small turquoise and coral beads. The button is finished at both ends with coral beads.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Uyghur [Uighur]
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date made
    1900 about
  • Materials
    Coral; Silver; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date collected
    1900 about
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 21 mm; 1 9/16 in x 13/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Probably collected by Younghusband during his residency in Kashgar. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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