[INDOLOGY] question about some objects

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Sat Jul 29 18:00:52 UTC 2017

BTW, the longer one is probably the srog-shing, the vital core (lit. life-tree),
serving as the central channel of the consecrated object.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago

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Subject: [INDOLOGY] question about some objects

Dear colleagues,

I just came into possession of 11 cylindrical objects, 1 about 9 cm long
and 1.5 cm in diameter, the other 10 about 5 cm long and 1.25 cm in
diameter. I do not know what they are. Perhaps, someone knowlegeable
can suggest to me how I can find out what they are.

The person who gave these items to me reports that they were
discovered when a statue of the Buddha broke. The statue was part of a
collection held somewhere in the state of Michigan.

Cordially yours,
Brendan Gillon


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Department of Linguistics
McGill University                       tel.:  001 514 398 4868
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