Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Stupa (Buddhist Reliquary)

མཆོད་རྟེན། 佛塔
(item no. 953)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 34.93x21.59cm (13.75x8.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.6.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Stupa: symbol of enlightenment with the front decorated with the five seed syllables representing the six realms of existence.

Sanskrit: Chaitya Tibetan: Chor ten

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: su. nri. tri. bre. du.

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