Stupa containing Empress Dowager Chongqing’s hair and Amitayus Buddha (detail). Imperial Workshop, Beijing, Qianlong period, 1777, gold and silver alloy with coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other semiprecious stones, and glass; pedestal: zitan wood, Palace Museum © The Palace Museum

Stupa containing Empress Dowager Chongqing’s hair and Amitayus Buddha (detail). Imperial Workshop, Beijing, Qianlong period, 1777, gold and silver alloy with coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other semiprecious stones, and glass; pedestal: zitan wood, Palace Museum © The Palace Museum

Stupa containing Empress Dowager Chongqing’s hair and Amitayus Buddha (detail). Imperial Workshop, Beijing, Qianlong period, 1777, gold and silver alloy with coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other semiprecious stones, and glass; pedestal: zitan wood, Palace Museum © The Palace Museum

Stupa containing Empress Dowager Chongqing’s hair and Amitayus Buddha (detail). Imperial Workshop, Beijing, Qianlong period, 1777, gold and silver alloy with coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other semiprecious stones, and glass; pedestal: zitan wood, Palace Museum © The Palace Museum

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