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A yak leather chest

Around 1900

Wood covered with yak leather


From a German collector, assembled in the 1980's

The rectangular yak leather chest is embellished with an impressive silver and gilded central medallion containing relief decoration of endless knots and foliate design. A beautiful metal lock and key complete the set. The eight corners are decorated with metal mounts. The chest and cover are decorated with metal twin loose ring handle, leather handles and strapwork. Tibetan chests and trunks were used as storage in homes and monasteries, or more probably when travelling.



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