A fine antique Tibetan powder horn that has been ornamented with silver and inlaid with turquoise cabochons. Powder horns were originally used to hold gun powder for muskets and they were also widely used to hold tobacco. When used in Tibetan rituals they are known as Ngak-Ru and special ingredients are placed inside and consecrated to bring about a desired outcome. This was clearly a cherished piece and it has a lovely patina from age and use.
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Material: Horn, Silver & Turquoise
Length: 4.25 inches (approx)