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Tea vessel

Description

Vessel of elm wood, tall cylinder with brass fittings and dragon shaped handle, used for serving tea in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery: India, Ladakh, Hemis Monastery, Tibetan, 19th century AD

Museum reference

A.1907.438

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Tea vessel

Production information

Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India, South Asia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Tibetan

Materials

Elm, Brass

Physical description

Elm bound with brass; dragon handle of brass and copper

Associations

Le Mesurier Collection

Exhibitions

  • Living Lands (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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