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Chest Plate Insert with Beads

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

This chest plate could be worn by either a man or a woman, and was often worn by warriors. The central "heart" of the chest plate and the geometric contour with a point facing downwards are traditions of the Bön religion. In Tibetan Buddhism the point on all geometric forms points upwards, symbolising heaven as the realm of the gods.

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  • Title: Chest Plate Insert with Beads
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Unknown - Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h440 mm
  • Type: Chest Plate

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