All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #1356105
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
Late 18th - early 19th century bronze stupa from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Very elegant religious object in excellent condition with beautiful patina on the metal. Has an anchor tab inside the lower part of the dome section and can be twisted to reveal old rice offerings with cloth, probably contains some other devotional items or relics, but I did not want to disturb the contents. Stupa, being the original container of Buddha’s ashes, came to represent The Buddha...