Shank ("white shell") , XVIII - XIX century, author unknown
Shank ("white shell") - Buddhist ritual shell-tube
Tibet; XVIII - XIX centuries ; Sea shell, silver alloy, copper, gilding, inlaid with precious and semiprecious stones
Length 43.5 cm
In Buddhism, the conch is a symbol of proliferation, "the voice of the Buddha" in all directions of the universe. Spun clockwise spiral shell is a symbolic reflection of the universal laws of the universe.
Sink sankha is a part of the "eight precious objects of the Buddha" (or "eight good posters").
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