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Object Number: 32-47-34
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Teak
Bone
Silver
Credit Line:Academy of Natural Science / University Museum Expedition to Southwest China and Tibet; Gordon T. Bowles, 1932
Other Number6 - Other Number

Description

Shallow bowl with outturned rim set on disc base. Teak lined in silver, graduating in size. Used in Buddhist altars to hold 'butter' (Ghee) with a wick inserted and lit to function as a lamp.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39View Objects cited in this Publication

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