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A stupa in gilded bronze, decorated with a series of engraved animal and floral motifs. Ancient dome (in form of an inverted pot; with a niche) and spire (with the thirteen sections; crowned with the sun-moon and drop symbol; with pennants at the sides) elements above a stepped pedestal and indented rectangular base.
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Height: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Used as a ritual object on an altar.
Different in many ways from no. 198, this ‘stūpa’, probably also used as one of the ritual objects on an altar, incorporates, above a stepped pedestal and indented rectangular base, ancient dome and spire elements. Here the dome, in the common Tibetan architectural form of an inverted pot, has a niche which once held an image. The spire, with the usual thirteen sections representing the stages to Buddhahood, is crowned with the sun-moon and drop symbol of unified opposites and has pennants at the sides.
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- Exhibition history
Buddhism: Art and Faith (BM 1985)
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