Tsamba Box


From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 51-4-76A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 15th Century - 1935
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Copper | Varnish
Technique Varnished
Iconography Flowers

One of a nested set of Tsamba boxes. For holding barley flour (Tsamba), salt and condiments. Wood with floral patterns in black on lustrous copper varnish. This principal vessel has a has low conical foot, sub-globular body, groove below short inset neck with rather wide mouth. Fitting into the neck is a box like vessel.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 104 - Other Number

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