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Object Number: 51-41-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: East Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Tin
Silver (uncertain)
Technique:High Relief
Iconography:Buddhist Symbols
Umbrella
Lotus
Wheel
Jewel
Thunderbolt
Plant
Vases
Credit Line:Gift of Schuyler V. R. Cammann, 1951

Description

Charm box. Originally had image. Seven Buddhist symbols: sacred umbrella, lotus, wheel, flaming jewels, single thunderbolt, double thunderbolt, medical plant, and 5 small offering vases. Silver renceau design in high relief. With Chiarong belt as sling strap. This box is attached to a belt for strapping to the chest. The small piece of orange cloth inside the box is probably from a lama's robe.


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