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Title

Amulet box

early 20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Tibet


Cultural origin

Kham


Date

early 20th century


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

low-grade silver decorated with 5 bullet casings, coral bead


Dimensions

8.7 x 7.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of J A and H D Sperling 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

268.2009



Place

Where the work was made
Tibet