About this object

A bundle of incense tied with orange string in a cylindrical cardborad container. Several of the sticks are broken and there are a number of fragments in the container.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Sample
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Early 20th Century
  • Materials
    Fibre Yarn Cotton; Paper Cardboard; Wood; Vegetal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    33 mm x 520 mm; x 1 5/16 in x 20 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios. However, on 3rd March 1921 at a performance during the Mönlam festival in Lhasa, Bell notes that the monastic administrators are holding large sticks of incense and it is possible that Bell acquired a bundle having seen the incense at this performance. Bell was also given bundles of incense as a gift following his visit to Ganden monastery on 15th April 1921.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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