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Reliquary

Stupa

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Native Name:
Chorten
Object Number:
51-4-39
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
18th Century
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Copper
Iconography:
Chorten
Stupa
Description:
Elaborate Tibetan type reliquary in the shape of a chorten (stupa). Two lions flanking three wish-fulfilling jewels appear on each side near the base. This is surmounted by a dome-shaped container with an arched niche containing an image of the Buddha. The container supports a thirteen ribbed spire with foliate scrolls below a canopy. The top finial is missing which would have likely had a sun and moon motif. Heavily gilded with a copper base inscribed on the bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service
Other Number:
13   -   Other Number

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