University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChorten
Object Number: 51-4-37
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1951
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1951
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Iconography:Chorten
Lotus
Pearls
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number14 - Other Number

Description

Reliquary in shape of chorten, stupa. Black bronze. Archaeic Tibetan type; finial missing. Dome-shaped. Lotus petals near base; festoons of pearls on body which has opening for viewing painting (now missing).


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