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7. Kapala, skull cup
Nepal
18th c.
gilded copper, skull
7" long, 4" high

Kapala, skull cup

This type of kapala - skull cup - was used in Newar Buddhist and Hindu tantric rituals. A human skull is encased in a gilt copper sheath with the head of a deity and two skulls mounted at the front.

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Detail: side
Detail: front detail
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