Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Ritual Object - Conch Shell

ཆོས་ཆས། 法器
(item no. 66431)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Conch Shell. This shell which is preserved at Sakya Lhakang Chenmo Monastery, Tsang, Tibet, is believed to have been in the possession of Subhuti and used to call the monks together for teachings from Shakyamuni Buddha over 2500 years ago.

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Subject: Six Liberations
Ritual Object: Conch Shell
Tradition: Sakya Main Page