Rhino-horn container for medicines, Nepal, 1986.

Rhino-horn container for medicines, Nepal, 1986.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Container for medicines made from the horn of a rhinoceros, part of a Tibetan shaman's costume collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Other items from the costume included a hand bell, ceremonial thunderbolt, thigh-bone trumpet, and necklaces made from seeds, nuts and bone.

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