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Small baked clay votive stupa, ts'a-ts'a, pressed from a metal mould. Made up of the usual three elements - 1) the diminutive central upper dome; 2) the flanks of the stupa which swell out from the dome and which are decorated with eight stupas in relief and 3) the tapering and undecorated lower part which exists to extract the stupa from the mould, and to set it upon in a shrine. It has a small regular hole in the base.
- Production date
- 20thC (?)
Diameter: 2 centimetres (at the tapered base)
Height: 3.30 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008-2009 23 Oct-13 Apr, London, BM Gallery 91, 'Between Tibet and Assam; Cultural Diversity in the Eastern Himalayas'
- Slight bruising to top; otherwise fine.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Of exactly the same type as one we were shown, also in the basti, and told it was of exceptional age and rarity. I have no means of telling whether this is true.
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