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Object Number:
53-14-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience:
Nepal
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silver
Gold
Lapis Lazuli
Turquoise
Coral
Ruby
Emerald
Aquamarine
Jewels
Technique:
Repousse
Gilded
Inlaid
Filigree
Iconography:
Human Figures
Naga (Snake)
Swastika
Monkey
Description:
Silver box with jewelled top. Rectangular with petalloid ends. Repousse decoration around sides and ends includes 12 human figures, of which the four at each end are gilded. Applied gold plaque front and back of Naga, with lapis lazuli and a little turquoise inlay. Swastika border around bottom of sides and around overlapping edge of lid. Lid of gold filigree with a coral and a turquoise border. Central figure of coral on gold plaque with turquoise frame; to each side a monkey figure of lapis lazuli. Jewels include spinel rubies, emeralds, aquamarines, lapis, turquoise and coral.
Height:
6.4cm
Length:
18.5cm
Width:
12.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. G. A. Saportas

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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