About this object

Small repousse metal piece in the shape of a stylized peepul tree leave (heart-shape). The piece is embossed with tree and foliage designs. A bracket at the base supports a loop, there is also a loop at the top point, suggesting it was a connecting part of a larger ornament.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Transport
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    54 mm x 41 mm x 5 mm; 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 3/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Possibly kashmiri and possibly a connecting piece of a horse's bridle or trappings or even a connecting piece for a woman's belt. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    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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