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Loan Object

Stupa (Chorten)

12th–13th century

Gilt bronze

10 1/4 × 5 3/8 in. (26.04 × 13.65 cm)
Lent by Fredric T. Schneider, B.A. 1963, J.D. 1966
ILE2016.29.1
Small models of stupas functioned both as reliquaries for the cremated remains of monks and devotees as well as symbols of the immanence and charisma of the historical Buddha and other enlightened practitioners.
Geography: 
Tibet, China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Tibetan
Period: 
12th–13th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
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