Artifact Details

Title

Abacus (Korean type)

Catalog Number

B94.80

Type

Physical object

Date

1900 ca.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

Description

Korean abacus (1 bead on top, 5 on bottom) with Chinese (Korean?) characters scratched into horizontal bar. "EN" inside a diamond marking on left hand side, Chinese character engraved on right hand side.

Category

Pre-computer/abacus / soroban

Subject

Mechanical calculation; Hand calculation; Asia

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012