votive plaques

Thin copper votive plaque, arched, with figures in low relief: a central figure cross legged, ? seated on a lotus throne, crowned and holding an object out to each side. On either side of the canopy are the sun (over right shoulder) and crescent moon (over left shoulder). Other figures stand or sit around.

‘Wellcome’ catalogue card information found in archives of the Department of Africa, Oceania and The Americas at The British Museum on 5 October 2016 by Alison South. Scanned copy of card in ‘Wellcome’ section of the Horniman Historical files Accessions No. (Stores) 64071 Classification E Group Section Tib. Initials in top right hand corner H.M.M. Description of object PLAQUE Copper, horse-shoe arch shape, embossed with deities used in worship. 3 ¼� x 2 ¾�. Tibet Piece missing Bought of Dr. Mall’s Collection Value ap= 4/- At present Case No. 2367 To be placed

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