About this object

Yellow rosary, wooden beads threaded on leather thong. Divided by brown glass beads; brass disc counters ending in brass wheels, one cowrie.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Glass; Brass; Wood; Cowrie
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Hilda Toyne
  • Collector
    Ralph Henry Maddox
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1940 before
  • Measurements
    490 mm; x 19 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's notes: Mrs Hilda Toyne was the daughter of a Colonel Maddox. Colonel Maddox collected eight pieces most likely during the Younghusband Punitive Mission to Tibet 1903-04. Although Maddox was said to have been presented with one of the items by the 13th Dalai Lama. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Ralph Henry Maddox ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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