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Description
Wooden abacus in 2-tone brown colour. There are 15 rows of counters separated by a narrow, wooden partition. On this partition are printed gold Chinese characters on all, except the centre row. The lower half has 5 counters each while the top half has one - which adds up to a grand total of 80 counters. Each counter is ellipsoidal in shape and moves freely up and down its rod. The back of the board has 10 nails which hold it to the darker top board.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Accession No
1978.1437
Credit Line
Abacus, 1978.1437. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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