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Charm Belt

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Object Number:
29-93-44
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Cloth
Copper
Description:
Belt of red cloth backed with green, from which hang two copper charm boxes. The contents of the boxes include small esoteric clay images and small clay pebbles said to be the remains of holy men. One box is square with raised quatrefoil decoration on lid; two cylindrical handles on opposite sides. The other box is oval, also with two cylindrical handles on opposite sides.
Height:
9cm
Width:
12cm
Thickness:
4.7cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from the estate of George Byron Gordon
Other Number:
32136   -   Oldman Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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