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Body Stamp

Native NameChhapa
Object Number:29-221-26.2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Varanasi
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Metal
Inscription Language:Bengali Language
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:92-1-251 - Found in Collection Number
26 - Sommerville Number

Description

One of a set of body stamps (chhapa) with which to print sectarian marks on the foreheads and other parts of the body of a Hindu devotee each morning after bathing. Heart shaped with a Bengali inscription.

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