About this object

A large round silver lime box used for storing pan or betel leaf. The lid is decorated with a large norbu gongkhil or swirling jewel which forms a finial. The repousse work, includes a set of four gilded auspicious sensory symbols, including a mirror, a food offering, a scarf, and a conch shell, surrounded by swirling foliage. There is then an outer layer of shorter lotus petals and beneath this there is a band of gilded Eight Auspicious Symbols.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container; Smoking Narcotics
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    1908 before
  • Materials
    Silver; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • 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
    80 mm x 195 mm
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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