Reliquary

Stupa

51-4-39

From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

View All (2) Object Images

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
Description

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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number 13 - Other Number

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.