A Tibetan Quiver

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Lot 185*
A Tibetan Quiver
19th Century Or Earlier

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,136) inc. premium
A Tibetan Quiver
19th Century Or Earlier
Of shaped outline and formed of two pieces of leather secured by nailed iron mounts along each side to a wood and leather frame, both sides painted in polychrome in imitation of a tigerskin framing the figure of a tiger against a red ground on the outside, and framing a tiger-mask over a pocket on the inside, painted suspension strap, and four associated arrows (incomplete)
45 cm. high

Footnotes

  • For two other examples of similar form in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see LaRocca, pp.192-195, figs.95 and 96
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