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Tibetan Altar with Domestic Motifs

Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan

Geography:
Made in Tibet, Asia
Possibly made in Kham Province, Tibet, Asia

Date:
Late 19th - early 20th century

Medium:
Wood with distemper paint; leather fittings

Dimensions:
Overall: 6 feet 10 inches x 10 feet 2 inches x 12 1/2 inches (208.3 x 309.9 x 31.8 cm) Top: 48 inches x 9 feet 7 1/2 inches x 9 inches (121.9 x 293.4 x 22.9 cm) Base: 34 inches x 10 feet 2 inches x 12 1/2 inches (86.4 x 309.9 x 31.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Indian and Himalayan Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2004-7-1a1--1e1i

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Stella Kramrisch Fund, 2004

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This altar arrived at the Museum covered by a thick layer of soot and disassembled into seventy-six pieces. To better preserve and understand the altar, a pioneering scientific study is currently underway. The results of the ongoing conservation treatment are discussed online here.

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