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celt

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1908,0625.24

  • Description

    Plaster cast of oblong stone celt.

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12 centimetres
    • Width: 4 centimetres
    • Depth: 2.6 centimetres
    • Weight: 101 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    From Register: "Model of celt from Kuching in Sarawak Museum." NB The unmarked ovoid item with tag numbered "24" may in fact be a duplicate cast of no.25; it resembles Register drawing of no.25, and an alternative genuine no.24 is the oblong plaster model celt numbered (wrongly?) "27". See also record for As1908,0625.27. (AMD,1/1994).

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1908

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As1908,0625.24

Plaster cast of oblong stone celt.

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