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Reliquary

Stupa

Native NameChorten
Object Number:51-4-38
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1935
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1935
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Copper
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Chorten
Stupa
Lion
Jewels
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:201 - Other Number

Description

Reliquary in shape of chorten, stupa. Bronze heavily gilded; copper base. Elaborate Tibetan type; finial missing. Two lions flanking three jewels on each side near base; dome-shaped with festoons of pearls; picture frame at one side; two rows of tiny jewels.

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