About this object

Skull cup mounted with beaten copper, inlaid with turquoise & coral. (Or blue and glass paste cabochons). Cover of beaten copper with script.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains; Religion; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Human Bone Cranium; Copper Alloy Metal; Glass Paste
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Hilda Toyne
  • Collector
    Ralph Henry Maddox
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    Before 1933
  • Measurements
    1290 mm x 1560 mm x 200 mm; 50 13/16 in x 61 7/16 in x 7 7/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Mrs Hilda Toyne was the daughter of a Colonel Maddox. Colonel Maddox collected eight pieces most likely during the Younghusband Punitive Mission to Tibet 1903-04. Although Maddox was said to have been presented with one of the items by the 13th Dalai Lama. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Ralph Henry Maddox (Collector)

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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