About this object

Copper gilt box, covered with incised foliage and bird decoration. There is a removable panel at the top (hinge broken). Decorated with additional copper gilt roundels that are set with carved ivory inlays featuring the Hindu elephant headed God, Ganesha (top, right and back) and a standing male figure (front), the left panel is missing. The roundels are set with an encircling arch of turqiouse stones.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Hindu; Nepalese
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory Elephant; Copper Alloy; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Myanmar (Burma); Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    43 mm x 98 mm x 90 mm; 1 11/16 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 9/16 in
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Previous owner); John S M Ward ( Collector)


Previous owners

  • Abbey Art Centre

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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