University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1407
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Lhasa
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Kalachakra Monogram
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Wooden printing block. Symbol of the ten stacked syllables of the Kalachakra (Tibetan: nam chu wang den) atop a lotus flower base. The top depicts a crescent moon and solar dot with a flame against a background of clouds. There is text at the very bottom and flanking the center symbol.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (Supplement) (04 Oct 2008 - 12 Apr 2009) View Objects in Exhibition

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