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Bowl

Altar Bowl

Altar Lamp

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Object Number:
32-47-34
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Teak
Bone
Silver
Description:
Shallow bowl with outturned rim set on disc base. Teak lined in silver, graduating in size. Used in Buddhist altars to hold 'butter' (Ghee) with a wick inserted and lit to function as a lamp.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition, Gordon Bowles
Other Number:
6   -   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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