Indian and Himalayan Art
Ritual Bone ApronProbably made near Gyantse, Central Tibet, Tibet, Asia
Possibly made in Nepal, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, Central Tibetan or Nepalese
1933-63-1Gift of Hannah Neil Wheeler in memory of Charles Wheeler, 1933
LabelThis 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.
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