About this object

A rounded arch-shaped pendant or amulet. The base is made from thin copper sheet covered in gilt, a single row of beading decorates the edge. At the top there is a loop and single link from which the pendant would be hung. The front consists of a single large piece of turquoise carved in relief with a standing figure, which has four arms, each hand holds an attribute. It is possibly Chenrezi.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Metal Gilt; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of E S Lindley
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    65 mm x 33 mm x 11 mm; 2 9/16 in x 1 5/16 in x 7/16 in
  • Note
    Noted as being collected in a Srinagar curio shop. Collector identifed as Lindley.
Object view = Humanities
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