About this object

Brass bodied, copper inlayed, hinged and clasped receptacle for herbs or amulets. The box has a ring for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container; Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Copper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Loan from Newbury Museum, 1955 (Lord Carnarvon)
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    75 mm x 60 mm x 20 mm; 2 15/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
  • Note
    Object card reads 'Islamic'. Tag attached to object reads E3/55.6'. Described in inventory as Tibet and deposited in 1906, it is possible that this item was collected during the Younghusband Mission of 1903 - 04, although it is not Tibetan.
Object view = Humanities
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