About this object

One of a pair of women's earrings (paired with 53.87.186) called akor. Designed in three tiers with lotus and teardrop shaped motifs, set with turquoise. A small bell which should hang from bottom section is missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Metal Gilt; 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
    88 mm x 22 mm x 16 mm; 3 7/16 in x 7/8 in x 5/8 in
  • Note
    Worn by aristocratic women in Lhasa.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( owner); John S M Ward ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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