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Offering vessel

Offering vessel

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, cast brass, inlaid with turquoise, ivory and black stone.

  • Museum number:

    IM.162-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a vessel used in rituals for destroying obstacles which are symbolically burnt in the form of mustard seeds placed into a fire lit within the mouth of the wrathful face. The face itself represents a Heruka or wrathful Buddha manifestation.

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, cast brass, inlaid with turquoise, ivory and black stone.

Descriptive line

Offering vessel used in rituals, made in Nepal, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 91, cat. no. 40
Tibetan art / John Lowry. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1973

Production Note

Used in Tibet

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Ceremonial objects; Containers

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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