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Object Number:48-21-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Section:Asian
Materials:Leather
Iron
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1948

Description

"Strike-a-light". Green leather case, iron mountings with insets of filigree gold. The insets in the iron "shoe" at the bottom make this a great rarity. These latter are carved to represent a pair of kuilong dragons, flanking a Shou character (Longevity)


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