University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChorten
Object Number: A1132A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Nepalese
Buddhist
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Gilding
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Stupa
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 203 - Other Number

Description

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:

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 106View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 32 No. 22View Objects cited in this Publication

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