Bumpa


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
Late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Copper and cotton
Dimensions
Work : 5 1/2 x 5 x 4 1/2 in. (13.97 x 12.7 x 11.43 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2019.28

Label

Bumpa are spouted vessels that are used in tantric empowerment and purification rituals. They also function as altar ornaments and symbols of high status. Bumpa are frequently displayed with sprays of peacock feathers extending from their tops.

 

 


Object Type
Metal