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Stupa

E. Errington, Howard A. Wilson, John Villiers, Henrik H. Sørensen, Erberto F. Lo Bue, Young-Ho Chung and Ken Brown.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture; South and Southeast Asian Art; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 5461 words.

[Skt stūpa; Pkt thūbha; Pali thūpa; Eng. tope]

Dome-shaped mound, often containing sacred relics. It became the primary cult monument of Buddhist and also Jaina monastic...