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Printing Block

Object Number:29-96-813A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Tibet
Height: 1.3 cm
Length: 34.3 cm
Width: 3.2 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:15 - Sommerville Number


Wooden strip with a small hole drilled in one end and 12 spirit figures carved in intaglio on one side. The 12 figures are fish, human, half-human and half-animal forms. The printing block and figures are similar in shape and function to a zan par, a dough mold used to make images (glud) for rituals.

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