About this object

A Tibetan wooden ceremonial chang pot carved in the shape of a duck. The chang pot is covered with a variety of brass plates in Kashmiri-style work. Large brass medallions are affixed to the breast and backside of the duck, with kirtimukha or 'face of glory' designs. Panels are also attached to define the head and the wings of the duck. Inbetween these panels are small plates of copper and brass depicting the Eight Buddhist Emblems, seated figures and lotus flowers. The lid is decorated in the same style with a copper finial in the shape of a closed lotus. The duck's eyes are worked into the head panel and one eye fitting still contains a turquoise coloured stone.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Copper; Wood; 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
    430 mm x 475 mm x 210 mm; 16 15/16 in x 18 11/16 in x 8 1/4 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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