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Silver casket

Description

Casket of silver, octagonal box with hinged lid, decorated with figures of Hindu deities and foliate designs: Tibet, 19th century AD

Museum reference

A.1911.480

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Casket

Production information

Tibet, East Asia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Hindu

Materials

Silver

Physical description

Silver; chased with figures of Hindu deities on a pierced ground of hom trees and trellis work

Associations

Previous owner: Singh, Duleep, Maharaja, 1838 - 1893

Exhibitions

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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