Brass reliquary with glass sides. Lotus flower on roof. Sharito (relic tower). Red, white and green token inside which serve as symbolic relics of the blook, flesh and teeth of Buddha. Glass is cracked. One pendant missing. Shrine is 18th Century, but the relics may be much older.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania. 1-47. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 41
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