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Ritual Bone Apron

Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan or Nepalese

Probably made near Gyantse, central Tibet, Tibet, Asia
Possibly made in Nepal, Asia

15th - 16th century


28 x 30 inches (71.1 x 76.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah Neil Wheeler in memory of Charles Wheeler, 1933

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This bone apron, held together with strings and a textile belt, is a part of a larger set of six pieces that would have included a crown, chest ornament, bracelets, armlets, and anklets. These types of ornaments are generally paired with a brocade costume and worn by a person representing the deity in tantric Buddhist rituals and dances.