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Small clay votive stupa, ts'a-ts'a. Made of unfired clay pressed from a metal mould and, afterwards, dusted with blue powder paint (subsequently, this has been splashed in three places, with whitewash). Made up of a central upper dome with, set on the flanks of the lower part, eight round-domed stupas with staircases. All of this set on a lotus-petal base. Below this is a tapering, undecorated element used to extract the moulded part from the mould, and for setting the stupa down on in the shrine.
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Diameter: 2 centimetres (at the tapered base)
Height: 4.70 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 Sept – 2012 Feb, ‘Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’, BM Galleries, G35
2008-2009 23 Oct-13 Apr, London, BM Gallery 91, 'Between Tibet and Assam; Cultural Diversity in the Eastern Himalayas'
Shown to Trustees (27. 06. 03) and to the Townley Group (28. 04. 03)
- Blue paint fugitive.
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired from Lungten, who lives in the Sho basti, the village which clusters around the base of the Galden Namgye Lhatse monastery at Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh. The inhabitants of the Sho basti are Tibetan by descent, having been brought from central Tibet, probably in the 17th or 18th century to build the monastery in the Tibetan style.
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