University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameGa'u
Object Number:A1243
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Gilding
Technique:Embossed
Gilded
Iconography:Dorji
Vegetation
Jewels
Vase
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Dorje shaped relic box. Copper with traces of gilt. In the shape of a vajra (thunderbolt) or dorje shape with two square cornered handles on either side. Ten lotus petals on either side. Obverse crossed dorjes, whirling emblem and flaming jewels. Reverse vase with seven precious jewels and standard. No contents.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. pg. 52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 30 No. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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