Japanese soroban

Abacus

Accession Number: 1994.14.13

Description: Japanese abacus has 21 columns of 2 beads above the bar and five below. The bead configuration dates back to the 17th century. It has knife-edge beads of wood and an open black-stained wooden frame. It has a wooden case with lid, 3.7 x 12.2 x 1.5 in.

Height: 3.2

Width: 13.7

Depth: 0.7

Date Made: [16--?]

Place of Origin: Japan

Collection: Gissoni Abacus Collection

History/Provenance: Gissoni Abacus Collection

Credit Line: Gift of Fred Gissoni, 1994.14

Subjects: Abacus Mathematical instruments

Made: [unknown]

Material: Wood

Updated: 03/23/2011