Title of Work
Gilt-Bronze, Conch Shell, small colored stones
Inscription on inside of curved bronze
Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room
Box: Fritz Artifacts from E.A.R. Stored: S4A
UND Art Collections Repository
Tanrtric Buddhist gilt-bronze mounted conch shell. There are small round red colored stones embedded around the edges of the bronze but most are missing. Bronze is detailed with 2 fish and several other intricate large designs that are all surrounded by a simpler design. There are two separate pieces of bronze and a hanging hook on the narrow end on the conch. Inscription on inside of curved bronze.
Comes with text panel that says:
ADORNED WITH CARVED BRASS, THIS CONCH SHELL WAS BLOWN BY MONKS OR LAMAS.
Shell - scratches, Bronze - missing most embedded stones, tarnished, attachment to shell repaired with glue but starting to come apart