Vintage Kapala Cup | Tibetan Kapala Skull Cup | Antiques Online

SKU: 73ESKapala


Kapala Skull Cup, decorated with precious gemstones

The skull cup, known as Kapala in Sanskrit, is fashioned from the oval upper section of a human skull. It serves as a libation vessel for a vast number of Vajrayana deities. Kapala holds the nectar used for performing higher esoteric rituals used during higher tantric meditation. It offers liberation to gods and deities to ensure their devotion.In Tibetan Buddhism, the Kapala or Skull Bowl is used ritually in several ways.

Our craftsman created this exquisite gold-plated kapala skull cup with lapis lazuli, turquoise, and various other types of stones. The bottom stand is held by an elephant, representing a sign of strength, honor, patience, peacefulness, and wisdom.


Size: 33 cm(Height) and 23 cm(Base)
Weight: 1.786 kg