Sun May 07 2017 12:00 am thru Mon May 08 2017 12:00 am

Crow 31 Days of Asia 2017

#Crow31Days | Day 7

at Crow Collection of Asian Art
When:
Sun May 07 2017 12:00 am — Mon May 08 2017 12:00 am
Where:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Cost:
Free
Stupa, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Nephrite, turquoise, amethyst, glass, ivory, hardstone; enameled and gilt bronze base. 29 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1986.12.

Stupa, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Nephrite, turquoise, amethyst, glass, ivory, hardstone; enameled and gilt bronze base. 29 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1986.12.

In ancient India, a stupa is a mound-like or hemispherical tomb.  During the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), the development of these Buddhist artworks made of gold, silver, and jade was influenced by a multi-ethnic climate and the adoption of a hybrid Sino-Tibetan style. This style appealed to both imperial tastes as well as to China’s many Buddhist communities.  This stupa (pictured) is currently on view as part of Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection in Gallery II Jade Room.

To learn more about this stupa from our Research Curator, Dr. Qing Chang, click here!