Kham region, Eastern Tibet
Ca. 19th century
Wood, silver, leather substrate
L: 18 in x W: 13.5 in x H: 10 in :: 45.7 x 34.3 x 25.4 cm
A provincial saddle for nobility or monastic use. Carved component parts hinged together with leather cording. Front pommel and rear cantle feature iridescent grain lines characteristic of tiger maple. The skillfully applied edging of incised silver enhances the simple beauty of this utilitarian object.
Inventory # 104500
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