Stupika

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Buddhist model clay stupa ("Stupika") inside which can be found clay tablets with Buddhist texts and Buddhist images. 8th century Bali.
Shaiva temple with stupika finials at the roof corners. 8th century, from Gedong Songo II in central Java.

A stupika is a small votive stupa, it is often accompanied by small votive tablets with Buddhist formulae, or small Buddhist images.[1] The stupika can also be the topmost part of a building, particularly a Hindu temple.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miksic, John N. (2003). Earthenware in Southeast Asia. NUS Press. p. 289. ISBN 978-9971-69-271-1. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ Snodgrass, Adrian (1985). The Symbolism of the Stupa. SEAP Publications. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-87727-700-2. Retrieved 2009-08-16.