Human skull cup and lid

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China
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century
  • Type
    Other
  • Materials
    Human skull decorated with metal, coral and stones
  • Measurements
    Height 22cm including the lid, width 15.5cm, length 18cm
  • Creator name
    Tibetan
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    Tibet
  • Time period
    AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century
  • Creation date
    19th Century; 1800-1899 CE
  • Function
    Tibetan Buddhist worship used skull cups for offerings to fierce deities.
  • Acquisition
    Purchased by the Oriental Museum in 1962
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