Diameter: 30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1987.58
In a meditation ritual known as Offering the Universe, the disc functioned as a mandala or cosmic diagram.
A ritual object of Tibetan Buddhism, this cloisonné disc is used as the base for a three-dimensional mandala composed of miniature buildings. The decoration includes the lotus flowers and the Eight Buddhist Treasures: the wheel, the conch, the umbrella, the canopy, the lotus, the paired fish, the vase, and the endless knot.
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