Classification: Metalwork

4,244 objects
S2018.31

Stupa

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.31
S2018.30a-b

Stupa

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.30a-b
S2018.26

Tsong Khapa

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.26
S2018.6a-c

Talismanic case with prayer scroll

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.6a-c

An amulet for Qur’anic prayer scrolls: silver plated over brass. Rounded ends, six sided with raised decorations and Arabic writing. Cap on end. Three loops for a chain or suspension. Qur’anic prayer scroll from amulet: rolled semi-transparent parchment, fine black writing of prayers and talismanic numerals with color borders and border inscriptions.

S2018.5

Naga ring

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.5

Exquisitely fashioned from 22 carat gold, the ring takes the shape of a coiled naga. The tip of its tail coils close beside the band, and the body spirals around the finger, culminating in a powerful face with bulging eyes, upturned snout, and mouth with fanged teeth and extended tongue. The serpent’s scales are individually …