Gift of Shirley Day, in memory of Anthony Gardner, 1992
Not on view
This gilt-steel container for writing instruments is inlaid with gold in the form of cartouches filled with abstracted foliate scrolls and lotus flowers, all set on a similarly patterned ground, including geometric patterns. This extremely fine example of Tibetan inlaid metal work is from the Derge kingdom of eastern Tibet.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 3, 2011–December 9, 2012.