About this object

A large round amulet attached to a cord made from untanned leather. The medallion has a series of circular design motifs including a ring of dorje and probably the twelve animals of the zodiac, with a kirtimukha's (face of glory) face and claws at the top.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Leather Skin; Brass; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 45 mm x 5 mm; 5 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 3/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell ( Collector)

Explore related


  • 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.

Object view = Humanities
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