Decorative Terminal

  • China
  • 4th - 1st centuries B.C.
Catalogue Entry

a, b) These two are essentially the same shape. Translucent indigo colored glass in trapezoid form with the wider end circled by eight small white and indigo circles around an indigo and white concentric circular pattern. The narrower end has a round depression which was probably used for attachment.
C, d) These are essentially the same shape of translucent indigo colored glass pillars. The top end of each is decorated with four stars of white and indigo. The bottom surface of each has a round depression thought to be used for attachment.
Given the small size of these finial decorations, they were extremely finely cast and then polished very delicately.