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Charm Box

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Object Number:
51-41-4
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
East Tibet
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Tin
Silver (uncertain)
Technique:
High Relief
Iconography:
Buddhist Symbols
Umbrella
Lotus
Wheel
Jewel
Thunderbolt
Plant
Vases
Description:
Charm box. Originally had image. Seven Buddhist symbols: sacred umbrella, lotus, wheel, flaming jewels, single thunderbolt, double thunderbolt, medical plant, and 5 small offering vases. Silver renceau design in high relief. With Chiarong belt as sling strap. This box is attached to a belt for strapping to the chest. The small piece of orange cloth inside the box is probably from a lama's robe.
Credit Line:
Gift of Schuyler V. R. Cammann

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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