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Medium

Gilt-Bronze, Conch Shell, small colored stones

Signature

Inscription on inside of curved bronze

Identification #

92-021

Height

11"

Width

5.5"

Depth

5.5"

Collection/Provenance

Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room

Status

Stored: 234_S8C, Box: Fritz Artifacts from E.A.R.

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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:

MONGOLIAN HORN

ADORNED WITH CARVED BRASS, THIS CONCH SHELL WAS BLOWN BY MONKS OR LAMAS.

Condition

Fair

Condition Notes

Shell - scratches, Bronze - missing most embedded stones, tarnished, attachment to shell repaired with glue but starting to come apart

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