Stupa, Dzomokhar Monastery
Object Use: Religious
Material: Clay | Copper | Stone
Cultural Region: Amdo
Date Range: 20th
Source: Private Collection (Gray Tuttle)
Notes: This stupa marks the site where the cart carrying the remains of Shakya Yeshe, an important disciple of Tsongkhapa, got stuck in the mud on the way back from Beijing to Lhasa in 1435. The monastery founded on this spot became an important fortified (note tall wall behind the stupa) monastic outpost of the Ming empire.