Tibetan Mendicants Bowl Formed from a Beaten Copper Covered Tortoise Shell
Tibetan Mendicants Bowl Formed from a Beaten Copper Covered Tortoise Shell

Tibetan Mendicants Bowl Formed from a Beaten Copper Covered Tortoise Shell

1800 to 1900 Tibet

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A Tibetan Mendicants Bowl Formed from a Beaten Copper Covered Tortoise Shell
An inscription in Sanskrit along one side
Early 19th Century

Size: 19cm long, 13.5cm wide, 9cm high – 7½ ins long, 5¼ ins wide, 3½ ins high
Provenance: Ex Private Southern French collection
The Buddha is often depicted seated with a bowl in his left hand and the Tibetan alms bowl is still one of the traditional possessions of the Buddhist monk that is used to gather alms for the monastery.
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Copper and Tortoise
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