DimensionsWork : 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (14.61 x 12.07 x 12.07 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
Small lotus-form jars like this were used on Mongolian Buddhist temple altars to make offerings of rice and other substances. They also appear in symbolic displays of ritual objects used by high-ranking lamas. A similar jar is depicted on a table in the portrait of the Seventh Dalai Lama that is included in this exhibition.