Buddhist holy water jug (Tes-Bum)

Made:
1701-1900 in Tibet
maker:
Unknown

Copper and silver buddhist holy water jug, called a tshe.bum 'life-vase', Tibetan, 1701-1900. Usually covered with a five-coloured flounced 'garment'. Peacock feathers were used for sprinkling the water.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A161173
Materials:
complete, copper, silver
type:
ritual vessel
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • ceremonial container
credit:
Sothebys
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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