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Tsamba Box

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Object Number:51-4-76B
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
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 box-like vessel fits into the neck of 51-4-76A. Has disc base with wide flange below convex sides and narrow shoulder, and short vertical rim. 51-4-76C fits into the mouth of 51-4-76B.

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