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Compass

Collection ID: 
E053
Collection: 
Ethnography

Geomancer's compass (Ch.luopan), China, 19th century.  The text on the back of the compass reads: ‘Made by Fang Xiushui of Xiu yi in Xin’an’ (Xin’an xiu yi fang xiushui zao 新安休邑方秀水造). Xiu yi (Xiu County) in Xin’an (Huizhou Prefecture in Anhui Province) was a centre for compass manufacturing.

Compass for fortune telling. Fung shui.


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Dimensions
Diameter165mm

Production

PlaceChina

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