Originally, these ceremonial ‘trumpets’ were made from the thigh bone of a dead lama.
19th century, Tibet, tea cups and holders, silver with coral, private collection, photo by Pundoles.
The cups have a lid decorated with an embossed pattern and a coral finial. The stem of the lotus holders is decorated with animals.
19th century, Tibet, silver, turquoise and coral, private collection, photo by Altair Auctions.
The front of the flask is decorated with four seated buddhas and a frieze with animals (dog, tiger, wild boar).
Woman’s head ornament, Tibet, silver, turquoise, coral, brass, private collection, photo by Lempertz.
Tibetan women traditionally wore in their headdress a round silver ornament inlaid with turquoise and coral and decorated with an embossed pattern (or several). It is unusual for this object to be decorated with skulls.
Same as before, without brass.
19th century probably, Tibet, silver with glass, turquoise and coral, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York (USA).
The shape of the amulet box on this necklace is unusual.