About this object

A five part, hinged iron belt piece, which would be worn across the waist with a chain or tablet woven braid. A pendant would be attached to the loop at the centre. The belt is decorated with an abstract floral border, this encloses an openwork scroll design. Although separated from the belt, there is a long (broken) metal rope chain, that has traces of gilt, it is documented as having been attached to this belt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of John W Innes Wright
  • Collector
    John W Innes Wright
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date collected
    1897 before
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 465 mm x 6 mm; 11/16 in x 18 5/16 in x 1/4 in
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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