Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Tibetan small bronze votive cup for use on a Buddhist altar to make offerings to various deities. There are 8 auspicious items traditionally offered: water to drink, water to wash, flowers, incense, light (an oil lamp or candle), perfume, celestial food, and music (usually a conch shell). This bronze cup stands on a small round foot and has a deep, rich patina. The underside of the cup is decorated with a raised four-petaled floral motif.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 1 3/4" high x 3 3/8" wide
item #1448938