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Tsamba Box

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Object Number:51-4-76A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1935
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1935
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Copper
Varnish
Technique:Varnished
Iconography:Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:104 - Other Number

Description

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.

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