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Amulet box

Amulet box

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Repousse copper and silver

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lord Curzon of Kedleston

  • Museum number:

    IM.134-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Amulet boxes of this type contained holy or blessed objects. Men in Tibet wore them as protection against potentially malicious spirits believed to inhabit mountain passes, rocks, rivers and lakes.

Physical description

Rectangular amulet box of repousse copper and silver and silver gilt.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Repousse copper and silver

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm, Width: 8 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Lord Curzon of Kedleston

Descriptive line

Amulet box with clay tablet inside, copper silver silver-gilt, repoussé, Buddhist, Tibet, 19th century.

Materials

Silver; Copper; Silver gilt

Techniques

Repousse; Gilded

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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