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Altar box

Museum number:
9-22000
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090022000
Alternate number:
BY.T-223 and T-223 (original number)
Object count:
1
Description:
This is an altar box, It is a wooden box covered with brass medallions and decorations showing Buddhas and deities. On the inside of the hinged lid is a scene of the Buddha with two disciples, probably Shakyamuni with Shariputra and Madhgalyayana. There is a small Chinese padlock, without a key, attached to the closure fitting. It is similar to the locks numbered T-132.
Collection place:
Tibet
Verbatim coll. place:
Tibet
Culture or time period:
Tibetan
Collector:
Theos C. Bernard
Materials:
Brass (alloy), Iron (metal), and Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.0 Use not specified (Ritual, Pageantry, and Recreation)
Production date:
19th-20th century
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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