Folding Table

Description: A folding wooden table, carved in open work, wich is set within a red frame. There is a large central tsipatar or monster mask painted in gold with a flaming jewel emerging from its mouth. In its claws are the stems of two flowering pink and white lotus. The sides are painted in a deep blue with stylized clouds, while the inset top is painted red.

Place collected: Not recorded
Date collected: 1900 - 1921
Measurements: Overall: 228 mm x 660 mm x 280 mm; 9 in x 26 in x 11 in
Type: Religion; Household Objects

Note: Curator's note: This table doesn't appear to have been recorded in the List of Curios. It appears to be contemporary to the time Bell was in Sikkim and was likely made for him in Gangtok, Sikkim , where he was Resident. Written by Emma Martin
Accession no: 50.31.5
Other number(s): N1958.1962 [Photography Number]

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