This stupa had originally been consecrated by a Buddhist lama, who probably sealed a number of texts, herbs, and other objects inside in order to activate it as a sacred object hundreds of years ago. When it came to the Museum in 1960, these objects were missing. But in 2003, lamas from Bhutan re-consecrated the stupa, re-sealing it with new texts and sacred herbs. The “double dorje” is the sign that a sculpture such as this stupa has been consecrated.