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Sunday, September 15, 2019


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Charged with Buddha’s Blessings: Relics from an Ancient Stupa

The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St.,
New York, USA
May 31, 2019 To Jun 08, 2020


Detail: See it to believe whether Buddhist relics and their stories have power. In the late 19th century, excavation of a site in northern India revealed an ancient stupa with five intact reliquaries, one of which had an inscription claiming it contained the remains of the Buddha. This installation tells the story of this remarkably discovery and features the offerings of gems and gold foil ornaments that were enshrined together with the reliquaries. In essence, these items can be considered “contact relics,” imbued with the blessings of the Buddha’s corporeal remains, objects with the power to increase merit.

Phone No.: (212) 620-5000
Site URL: http://rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/charged-with-buddhas-blessings



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