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Reliquary (Chöten), 17th century

Unknown (Central Tibet - 17th century)

gilt copper with inlay of stones
24.7 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26712.1-2)

This reliquary decorated with coral and turquoise follows the architectural form of the stupas that were built as tombs for the Buddhas and Buddhist masters.

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