Tibetan Shaman's Costume

Made:
before 1986 in Tibet
maker:
Unknown

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Horn for medicines, part of a shaman's costume collected in Nepal, 1986. Front view of object standing on white
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Whole view shown on a mannequin. Grey
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Whole view shown on a mannequin. Grey
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Whole view shown on a mannequin. Grey
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view, left shoulder shown on a
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view, right shoulder shown on a
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view, metal button. Grey graduated
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view of interior lining shown on a
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view of interior lining shown on a
Science Museum Group Collection
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view of interior lining shown on a
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Coat from Tibetan Shaman's costume, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986. Detail view, neck and shoulders, shown on a
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Tibetan Shaman's costume, consisting of coat, hat, scarf, belt, parchment crown, hand bell, ceremonial thunderbolt, rhino horn container, thigh bone trumpet, two bone necklaces, two seed and nut necklaces, two bell necklaces, collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 1986

Part of a Tibetan shaman’s costume, including hat, bone necklace, medicine horn and handbell, which were collected in Bhaktapur, Nepal, in 1986. Tibetan medicine is over two thousand years old and coexists in Nepal with other medical traditions such as biomedicine and Sherpa medical practices.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
1987-716
type:
shaman's costume

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