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Armlet

Armlet

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved bone

  • Museum number:

    IS.1:8-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is part of a ritual costume worn by lamas (priests) of the Nyingmapa or 'Old Order' of Tibetan Buddhism during exorcisms and by the lamas of other orders during exorcistic monastic dances.

Physical description

An armlet consisting of a rectangular plaque carved with a vajra, on either side a square plaque carved with one of the Eight Auspicious emblems. These are joined horizontally and crosswise by lines of bone beads.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved bone

Dimensions

Length: 23.5 cm, Width: 16 cm

Object history note

Formerly part of Captain E.W.Fletcher loan.

Descriptive line

Armlet, central rectangular bone plaque with two square bone plaques, carved, joined by lines of bone beads, Tibet, 19th century

Materials

Bone

Techniques

Carved

Categories

Jewellery; Ceremonial objects

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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