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Pair of scissors in the shape of a bird, something similar to a crane or an ibis made from steel overlaid with gold decoration on the wings and upper surface of the bird. The scissors have decorative projections from the finger holes, and when opened they widen the beak which form a pair of blades.


scissors (general & multipurpose)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  scissors (general & multipurpose)
object name:  scissors

Persia, West Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected: possibly Persia 
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
steel; iron; gold; silver
Additional material & technique information
material: silver (inlay)
material: gold (inlay)
material: steel (overall)
material: iron (overall)
overall: 129 mm x 68 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 129 mm x 68 mm

Related subjects
object name: scissors (general & multipurpose)

Record created 2000-01-22 by MIGRATION
Record last updated 2017-10-06 by JWHITSONCLOUD

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