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Image of Medal; Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly

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Medal; Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly

Nov. 1950
Textile and metal

5 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. (12.7 cm x 11.43 cm x 1.27 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.7.a-f
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • medals - Small pieces of metal, usually gold, silver, or bronze and bearing a relief design on one or both sides and having a commemorative purpose; resembling a coin, but not used as a medium of exchange.
  • metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Way of Tea--A Taste of Japanese Art: Gifts from the Imperial Family Bryn Mawr College , May 11, 2007 – Aug 15, 2007

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