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Relic Box

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Object Number:
A1244
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Silver
Description:
Copper and silver relic box. Triangular shape with rings on both sides. Geometric design surrounding the Sanskrit syllable "Om", a sacred sound used for meditation. Three triangles superimposed. No contents.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Alexander Scott

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 53
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[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 30 No. 4
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