Ornamental plates

Mongolian Collection

Accession Nr.: 68.23.1-2
Type: relief; metalwork; religious/ritual equipment
Date of production:
late19th century
Place of production:
Materials: copper; precious stone
Dimensions: height: 8 cm
width: 5.4 cm
Ornamental plates for a Buddhist altar or statue with the pattern of the wish-fulfilling gem, cintāmaṇi. The copper plate is embossed and engraved, decorated with stone inlays (turquoise, coral). Traces of fixation can be seen.