Cu'uan, a bracelet with a beast's head design

Tags: accessory | Song dynasty

Thickness: 0.6 cm
Diameter: 7.3 cm
Diameter of the hole: 6 cm
Song Dynasty

The inside of this round artifact is smooth; the outside is delicately carved with Tao-tie patterns. Chuan is an ornamental bracelet. In the beginning both men and women can wear; later on it becomes exclusively for women. This Chuan is made from sapphire and has some gray brown water spots. It style is antique and shows a rare sense of beauty.


National Museum of History