19th Century Tibetan Buddhist Copper Offering BowlThis lidded offering bowl is hand hammered copper with hand made copper rivets. All malachite deposits are original, as the copper is trying to return to its natural state after all these years. The top and the bottom were each made from a single sheet of heavy gauge copper and decorated with Auspicious Buddhist Symbols. The lid of the top has a turquoise cabochon on the top of a lotus flower. The bottom of the offering bowl is decorated with a double Dorje; another Buddhist, Ritualistic Ceremonial Symbol. This is an actual Buddhist offering bowl that came from the Estate of a Buddhist Nun whose American name was Judith Martin (see picture #8-Judith on the left). We purchased all her items going up for sale directly from her Hawaiian Estate in the, w she had retired, in the mid-80's. The bowl is 5-1/8" in diameter and 3" high. We will also include with the bowl a few original photographs from the Martin Estate Collection of different Monasteries, Altar, Buddhist Monks, and other pictures of interest. You may view this item or any of our other antiquities, fine art or artifacts at our gallery. We are Antiquities, Plus... 2752 North Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone Refunds will be made only upon receipt by us (within 14 days of buyers receipt of the item), of a written verification from a major University Department Head, or Major Museum Curator from a recognized institution in the appropriate field.