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Container

Container

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast brass

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Oppi Untracht

  • Museum number:

    IS.9:1,2-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

During the daily worship of deities in the Kathmandu Valley the image being worshipped is adorned with red sindur powder as a mark of veneration and is also offered food, incense and flowers. The use of a stupa shaped container suggests a Buddhist usage.

Physical description

A cast brass container in the form of a stupa whose top half lifts off. The top is formed of four umbrellas with a top flame finial. Beaded decoration encircles the bottom two umbrellas while the base of the top half is decorated with beaded elements..

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast brass

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm, Width: 4 cm

Object history note

Folrmerly in the collection of Oppi Untracht and acquired by him while in Nepal during the period 1963-67.

Descriptive line

Cast brass container in the form of a stupa, Nepal, 18th century

Production Note

Kathmandu Valley

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Metalwork; Buddhism

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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