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Cymbal

Cymbal

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bell metal

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lord Curzon

  • Museum number:

    IM145-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Small cymbals such as this are used in religious ceremonies in Tibet. They are essential in offering ceremonies to the peaceful deities representing sound, as one of the five senses being offered.

Physical description

A pair of bell-metal cymbals of convex shape with small rounded boss at the centre of each. Holes in the side of each boss take a leather loop and a connecting chain of brass joins the two pieces.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast bell metal

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 cm

Object history note

Bequest of Lord Curzon

Descriptive line

A pair of bell-metal cymbals of convex shape with, Tibet, 19th century

Materials

Bell metal

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Musical instruments; Metalwork

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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