Silver Belt Part

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Description: A hexagonal silver decorative piece, with swirling filigree decoration. At the centre is lotus bud motif set with a turquoise and on the border six more small turquoises are set. The back has a t-bar scorpion style fitting at the back and an extended loop fitting. Both fittings suggest that the piece is from a large ornament, most likely a belt.

Place collected: Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
Date collected: 1913 about
Measurements: Overall: 46 mm x 63 mm x 10 mm
Type: Personal Ornament

Note: Curator's note: It is difficult to know who collected this item, as it could have been Charles Bell or Jane Fernie. Bell gave Fernie other items from the Tibetan area, including the Fernie robe, but Fernie did travel to Sikkim in 1912-13 to stay with Cashie (Fernie's sister) and Charles Bell, so it is possible she collected this object herself. Written by Emma Martin.
Accession no: 53.43.3
Other number(s): Fernie 3 [Previous Number]

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