Ceremonial thunderbolt from Tibetan Shaman's costume

1986 in Tibet

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Ceremonial thunderbolt from Tibetan Shaman's costume, 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.


Asian Medicine
Object Number:
1987-716 Pt10
medicine man costume
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume

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