University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1244
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Silver
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Copper and silver relic box. Triangular shape with rings on both sides. Geometric design surrounding the Sanskrit syllable "Om", a sacred sound used for meditation. Three triangles superimposed. No contents.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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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