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Tsamba Box

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Object Number:51-4-76E
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
Iconography:Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:104 - Other Number

Description

Lid for 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. Small lid which fits into the mouth of 51-4-76 C. Rounded top with a knob now missing.

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