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Reliquary

Stupa

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 Number:Getz 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 five Dhyani Buddhas, whose symbols are shown on the sides.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 184View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 34 No. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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