Nechung Oracle breastplate



A circular breastplate with convex silver plate or mirror, at the centre of the mirror a gilt 'universal sound' has been attached. The mirror is surrounded by a deep gilt copper alloy disc finished with repeating foliage designs in repousse work. The disc is set with turquoise and the central top setting holds a facetted ruby red piece of glass surrounded by small pieces of turquoise. Rainbow silk streamers similar to khatag or offering scarves are attached to the base of the disc and silk tablet woven cords in red and yellow are attached at the top in order for the wearer to tie it around their neck.