From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Chorten
Object Number 51-4-39
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Copper
Iconography Chorten | Stupa

Elaborate Tibetan type reliquary in the shape of a chorten (stupa). Two lions flanking three wish-fulfilling jewels appear on each side near the base. This is surmounted by a dome-shaped container with an arched niche containing an image of the Buddha. The container supports a thirteen ribbed spire with foliate scrolls below a canopy. The top finial is missing which would have likely had a sun and moon motif. Heavily gilded with a copper base inscribed on the bottom.

Height 17.7 cm
Width 10.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 13 - Other Number | 145-L-22 - Other Number

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