Indo-Buddhist brass stupa (Chorten), made in Nepal. The upper part rich gilt bronze made in the 18th century. With 'modern' base A1132B. Four Buddha figures sit aroud the base of this stupa figurine. Stylized pairs of eyes, a motif common to Nepalese stupas, appear near the top of the stupa. Stylized Chinese symbols for longevity are found near the bottom of the stupa.
Purchased from Alexander Scott
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 106
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 32 No. 22
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