About this object

A carved folding wooden table. The top covered in a red paint or lacquer, the lip decorated with a diamond shaped pattern of flowers painted in gold. The front panel is deeply carved with a central lotus that supports a bowl of jewels. From the central stem flow several other lotus flowers, which fill the panel. The border is carved to resemble bamboo and is painted in green, red and gold. The two side panels show a lotus emerging from the waters, each flower head holding a bowl containing lotus buds, painted in red with gold spots.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Household Objects
  • Culture
    Tibetan; Sikkimese
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    1912 about
  • Materials
    Metal Gilt; Iron; Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date collected
    1913-01-27 before
  • Measurements
    330 mm x 850 mm x 345 mm; 13 in x 33 7/16 in x 13 9/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 141: Per Barmiak Lama on 27th January 1913. Tibetan table, with a lotus in front on which jewels rest. Given me by Maharaj Kumar of Sikkim and made and painted by a Sikkimese. Used as a table by all priests and laymen Written by Emma Martin
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  • List of Curios

    Bell, Charles Alfred

    Author: Bell, Charles Alfred
    Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance (including where and who he acquired from) and the person responsible for giving him the information. The process of writing the inventory began in December 1912 and continued until the late 1930s.

  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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