About this object

Skull bowl mounted in silver. 217a plain cranium 217b cover of beaten silver with gold. Wave border, all over arabesques with handle in form of Double Dorje.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Before 1908
  • Materials
    Human Bone Cranium; Silver Gilt Metal
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    h: 160mm l: 190mm w: 140mm
  • Note
    John Claude White was Political Officer in Sikkim between 1889-1908. He was the joint commissioner and official photographer of the Younghusband punitative expedition 1903-1904, when this item was most likely acquired. This item was acquired by NML in 1956 from the Norwich Castle Museum.
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Object view = Humanities
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