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Container, Ceremonial Artifact, Film, D92.29

Physical Description

Brass engraved Tibetan prayer container. Cylindrical in shape with rounded caps on each end. One of these caps is somewhat squashed. This container is comprised of two halves of similar outward appearance. One slots onto the other. Each half has two rings attached opposite each other on either side. The four rings and two caps are of a brown-coloured metal. The other brass is of a gold colour. A small golden nipple adorns the top of each cap.
Container has three short pieces of cine film - ?16mm film showing scenery and people in Tibet.

Provenance

Locality:
Item was previously on loan to: Otago Museum

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 43 x 30 x 21mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Container): 30 x 31 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Lid): 19 x 39 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Film - scenery): 34 x 16mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Film - mountain): 39 x 16mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Film - people): 45 x 16mm

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