From: Nepal | Tibet (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Chorten
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
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Stone (uncertain) | Glass (uncertain) | Gilding
Technique Gilded
Iconography Chorten | Stupa | Buddhist Symbols | Dhyani Buddhas

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.

Credit Line Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

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