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Tsamba Box

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Object Number:51-4-75A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1935
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1935
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:105 - Other Number

Description

Circular Tsamba box. Cylindrical box with flat base. Cover, which fits inside mouth of box, in 3 steps, the top one a flat disc. Shows use of primitive lathe for hollowing. Painting characteristic of East Tibetans; rather brash colors; red with some black, blue, yellow, orange, green; Chinese 'shou' used as good luck charms(2 long ones and 2 half round ones).

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