Tibetan Buddhist (uncertain)
12th Century - 19th Century
Lama Buddhist stupa, or chorten, shaped reliquary. Bronze gilt. Little stupa used as a container for religious relics and as object of worship. Depicts the "World-lotus" rising from the sea with the stupa proper representing the Universe-in-microcosm. Dedicated to the worship of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas, whose symbols are shown on the sides.
Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 34 No. 5
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