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Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World

Long Horn Stand
Tibet, 17th 20th Century
Long Horn Stand

Potala Palace Collection
Photo Courtesy of Bowers Museum


The lords of the dance, shown here as lively skeletons, represent death and rebirth, life and death. They serve as reminders that life is impermanent, a central belief in Buddhism. This copper horn stand, with a crescent shape at the top, supported a long ceremonial horn.

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