25 March 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A Ritual Bone Apron
Tibet, 18th/19th Century
The belt set with seven oblong plaques carved with chitipati suspending from a network of double-stranded beads joined by diamond-shaped plaques at the intersections, all carved with kirttimukha masks, auspicious symbols and stylized floral designs, the bottom rung carved with skulls joined by festoons
33 x 28 3/8 in. (83.5 x 72 cm.)
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Exhibition catalogue, Monasterios y lamas del Tibet, Madrid, Fundación "La Caixa", 2000, p. 117, cat. no. 55.
Madrid, Fundación "La Caixa", Monasterios y lamas del Tibet, cat. no. 55, November 2000-January 2001.
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