About this object

An irregular square shaped piece of dried cheese that is dark tan in colour. It is pierced through and would would have been one of several pieces connected to a piece of string that would be pulled free when required. The back of the piece still shows the impressions of the cloth in which it sat.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • 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
    1898 before
  • Measurements
    46 mm x 46 mm x 21 mm; 1 13/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 13/16 in
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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