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Silver model of a Buddhist stupa (building for meditation) c.2012

Silver, gemstones | RCIN 211808

  • A silver model stupa (a pagoda-like structure used by Buddhists as a place of worship) from Sri Lanka, inset with 60 gemstones. The base represents morality or ethical conduct, the foundation of all spiritual practice; the cupola symbolises mental development and practice; the spire represents wisdom and understanding. In a blue fitted box.
    Provenance

    Presented to Queen Elizabeth II by Ven. B. Seelawimala, Chief Sangha Nayake of Great Britain and Head Priest of the London Buddhist Vihara, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee, 2012

  • Medium and techniques

    Silver, gemstones

  • Category
  • Place of Production

    Sri Lanka