About this object

A glass 'Nescafe' jar with green plastic lid. It contains a crushed yellow mineral pigment used in Tibetan painting.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    1930s - 1940s
  • Materials
    Glass; Plastic; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick Marshman and Irma Bailey (Gift)
  • Collector
    Irma Bailey
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date collected
    1930s - 1940s
  • Measurements
    149 mm x 72 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: Irma Bailey collected these pigments in Gantok when she lived there with her husband between 1921-28. In a later donation of pigments (see 1972.362.7) she notes that 'These were used in Tibetan painting before the advent of cheap anylin dyes'.
  • Related people
    Frederick Marshman Bailey ( Previous owner); Irma Bailey ( Collector)


Previous owners

  • Frederick Marshman Bailey

    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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