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Ritual Skull Cup with cover and stand (thod-pa)

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Provenance

Given to the MFA from the John Gardner Coolidge Collection in 1950.

Credit Line

John Gardner Coolidge Collection

Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Object Place

Tibet or China

Dimensions

Cup only, approximately: 14.0 x 16.5 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Stand only, approximately: 11.4 x 12.7 cm (4 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

50.171a-c

Medium or Technique

Human skull, gilt brass, semi-precious stones

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual Objects