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Wine Cup

Altar Lamp

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Object Number:
51-4-114
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan (uncertain)
Chinese (uncertain)
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Teak
Silver
Description:
Small wine cup. Used on Buddhist alters to hold "butter" (Ghee) with a wick inserted and lit to function as a lamp. Teak and silver lined. Probably modern imitation of Chinese porcelain wine cup. Low shallow foot with rolled rim.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service
Other Number:
131   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39
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