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Tibetan Skull Cup
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Tibetan Skull Cup

Full view of a Tibetan skull cup or kappala used for Buddhist offerings and tantric rituals. The cup has a stand and lid of beaten copper and is inset with turquoise and agate stones. Three larger skull heads project above the rim and the lid has a dedication in Lautsa script.

Image: © Leeds Museums & Galleries. Photo by Norman Taylor