University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChorten
Object Number: A1233
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nepalese
Buddhist
Tibetan (uncertain)
Tibetan Buddhist (uncertain)
Provenience: Nepal
Tibet (uncertain)
Date Made: 12th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1100
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Stone (uncertain)
Glass (uncertain)
Gilding
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Chorten
Stupa
Buddhist Symbols
Dhyani Buddhas
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 184 - Other Number

Description

Lama Buddhist stupa, or chorten, shaped reliquary. Bronze gilt. Little stupa used as a container for religious relics and as object of worship. Depicts the "World-lotus" rising from the sea with the stupa proper representing the Universe-in-microcosm. Dedicated to the worship of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas, whose symbols are shown on the sides.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 34 No. 5View Objects cited in this Publication

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