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Native NameChorten
Object Number:A1132A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Materials:Copper Alloy
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:Getz 203 - Other Number


Indo-Buddhist brass stupa (Chorten), made in Nepal. The upper part rich gilt bronze made in the 18th century. With 'modern' base A1132B. Four Buddha figures sit aroud the base of this stupa figurine. Stylized pairs of eyes, a motif common to Nepalese stupas, appear near the top of the stupa. Stylized Chinese symbols for longevity are found near the bottom of the stupa.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 203View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. V. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 106View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 32 No. 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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