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Printing Block

Object Number:29-96-809A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language
Height: 20 cm
Width: 15.2 cm
Depth: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:79 - Sommerville Number

Description

Square wooden board with handle on one edge and carved decorative relief for printing on one side. Roughly hexagonal carved design incorporates a six pointed star and Tibetan writing. The text is a prayer to protect the owner from a hail storm.

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