Head Ornament


From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 51-4-175
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 15th Century - 1935
Section Asian
Materials Gold | Silver | Feathers | Coral
Iconography Peacocks

Head ornament. Worn on back of head by chieftain's wife. Top: double crescent-shaped charm box-gold plaited with designs in gold filigree inset with corals and turquoise. Second row: Rectangular silver plaque with two peacocks(plumes in head and eyes) in relief; inset with turquoise and false coral(some missing). Lower row: 2 lotuses; rectangular. Silk tassels. In three sections; joined by long necklace of coral beads.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 178 - Other Number

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