University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChorten
Object Number: 51-4-38
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1951
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1951
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Copper
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Chorten
Stupa
Lions
Jewels
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number201 - Other Number

Description

Reliquary in shape of chorten, stupa. Bronze heavily gilded; copper base. Elaborate Tibetan type; finial missing. 2 lions flanking 3 jewels on each side near base; dome-shaped with festoons of pearls; picture frame at one side; 2 rows of tiny jewels.


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