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Stupa

Reliquary

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Native Name:
Chorten
Object Number:
A1233
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese
Buddhist
Tibetan (uncertain)
Tibetan Buddhist (uncertain)
Provenience:
Nepal
Tibet (uncertain)
Date Made:
12th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1100
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Stone (uncertain)
Glass (uncertain)
Gilding
Technique:
Gilded
Iconography:
Chorten
Stupa
Buddhist Symbols
Dhyani Buddhas
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Alexander Scott
Other Number:
GETZ 184   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
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Bibliography:

[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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