About this object

Large silver lime box or trimi used for storing pan or betel leaf. The box and lid are decorated with bold, deep fret work. The box features designs of swirling foliage in high relief, with details and motifs highlighted with gilding. The lid has a raised finial of lotus leaves finished with a piece of turquoise. The box features five sensory symbols on the lid and the Eight Auspicious symbols as a band around the circumference.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container; Smoking Narcotics
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Silver; Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1908
  • Measurements
    110 mm x 210 mm
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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