Stupa-shaped votive object (tsha-tsha)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    10th century or later
  • Geography

    Xinjiang province, China
  • Material

    Sun-dried clay
  • Dimension

    H x W: 2.6 x 3.5 cm (1 x 1 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Eight-stupa votive stupa. Clay: earthenware, sun dried. Glaze: none. Decoration: mold-formed image of eight stupas arranged around a central stupa, with ye dharma text around base.
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Albert von Le Coq (1860-1930), Germany, to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Albert von Le Coq in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, No. 2047, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Albert von Le Coq (1860-1930) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Xinjiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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