About this object

Skull bowl mounted in silver. 217a plain cranium 217b cover of beaten silver with gold. Wave border, all over arabesques with handle in form of Double Dorje.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains; Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    1908 before
  • Materials
    Bone Human Cranium; Silver Gilt
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    h: 160mm l: 190mm w: 140mm
  • Note
    John Claude White was Political Officer in Sikkim between 1889-1908. He was the joint commissioner and official photographer of the Younghusband punitative expedition 1903-1904, when this item was most likely acquired. This item was acquired by NML in 1956 from the Norwich Castle Museum.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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