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Holy Water Vase

Offering Vase (uncertain)

Object Number:51-4-34
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1935
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1935
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Jewel
Lotus
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:208 - Other Number

Description

Holy water vase. Perhaps an offering vase to which the cover of a holy water vase has been added. Bronze. High foot, maximum diameter of body below the middle, upper body contracts sharply to cylindrical neck; wide, overhanging cover with small mouth in center. Flaming jewel in triangular medallion on opposite sides of body; lotus petals on cover.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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