Ritual Skull Cap with cover ("Kapala")

Culture Vajrayana Buddhist; Tibetan Buddhist
Geography
Asia, Tibet
Date 19th century
Object Name Ritual Object
Medium Human skull, copper, gold gilding, turquoise, coral, bronze
Dimensions
8 11/16 × 6 1/2 × 6 11/16 in. (22 × 16.5 × 17 cm)
Other (Top piece (A)): 4 1/16 × 5 11/16 × 6 3/8 in. (10.3 × 14.5 × 16.2 cm)
Other (Middle piece (B) (skull)): 2 15/16 × 5 1/4 × 6 1/2 in. (7.5 × 13.3 × 16.5 cm)
Other (Triangle Base (C)): 3 9/16 × 5 7/8 × 6 3/8 in. (9 × 15 × 16.2 cm)
Credit Line Museum of International Folk Art, gift of Mrs. Dwight B. Heard, A.1949.1.2V
Accession number A.1949.1.2V
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