Abacus (suanpan) with dark brown rectangular wooden frame and reddish brown back cover with small damages, bound by brass bandings at corners, dark brown wooden beads sliding up and down of 13 parallel bamboo runners, a crossbeam divided the beads into two groups, 2 beads above and 5 beads below.

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