Of conical form divided into multiple sections, all of which are circular, from the wide base to the lotus bud-shaped tip. Whether a chaitya, stupa or chorten, they are all terms related to the form of a holy building or funerary monument and symbolize the Buddhist universe and the absoluteness of its transcendental doctrine. This piece ‘s decoration is ribbed, geometric or composed of a row of lotus leaves. In the middle is a crown of vajra pointing upwards and almost balcony-like in appearance, above which is a ribbed conic section and, above that, an umbrella-shaped section with lotus leaf and, at the very top, a lotus bud. On the bottom is the closure with vishivavajra, which has been opened.
Dimensions: HEIGHT 27.5 CM
Condition: Good condition, with minor dents and nicks. The bottom has been opened and is dented
Provenance: German private collection