The Koelz Collection of Himalayan Art

Wooden Objects


Wooden objects in the Koelz Collection include printing blocks, used to print text and design on to prayer flags and other textiles; a large collection of wooden seals, and other objects including bread molds, a small wooden jar or snuff bottle, and a carved and painted plaster and wooden tablet. With the exception of book covers (17014), wooden objects associated with Buddhist ritual practices have received relatively little attention from scholars. Thirty-four wooden objects from the Koelz collection are exhibited here.

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