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Body Stamp

Native NameChhapa
Object Number:67-13-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Relief
Welded
Iconography:Flowers
Footprints
Conch
Vishnu
Inscription Language:Bengali Language
Credit Line:Gift of the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore PA, 1967

Description

Bronze body stamp (chhapa). Design in low linear relief inside a border of two raised lines. The designs seem floral with a conch shell and includes two footprints, and a line of writing, most likely Bengali. The footprints most likely represent Vishnu. Back has a suspension ring attached to it via five twisted ropes of bronze welded to the back of the face.

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