Stupa Reliquary

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Stupa Reliquary

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
Stupa Reliquary
Format:
objects; sculpture (visual works); metalwork (visual works)
Genre:
Religious art
Place of Origin:
China
Date:
Late 17th century
Physical Description:
1 reliquary ; reliquary: H. 10 x W. 4 7/8 x D. 4 7/8 in. (25.4 x 12.3 x 12.3 cm), base: H. 1 1/4 x W. 5 1/2 x D. 5 1/2 in. (14 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
Note (Period):
Qing dynasty
Note (Medium/support):
Gilded bronze inlaid with jewels, ink on fabric behind glass, wooden base
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Embossed on bottom: yin-yang in the center of a lotus plant, surrounded by four vajras
Note (Ownership):
Gift of J. G. Phelps Stokes
Note:
This reliquary in the form of a stupa refers to the burial place of the historical Buddha. Behind the glass window is a small painting on fabric of a Buddha, behind which would have been deposited at one time a relic of the Buddha or his teachings.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
13433130
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-cwex-nq41