Great Zipak on each side (with green eyes that you just have to love), flanked by Dharma Wheels all nicely done in the kyungbur that is the hallmark of the Sange Monasteries art work. The pattern is reminiscent of the silk brocades provided as a Choyon by the early Qing Dynasty and may be the inspiration. The top has a lotus in the utpala (mid-blossom) stage with a nice landscape scene & 3 Cintamani at the bottom. The top opens to allow for scripture storage. Each end has a mantra, OM AH HOM done in 24kt gold , please see iconography on main listing
for the meaning. This scripture storage box was put into use for almost 200 years, it is the last of our pre-20th century boxes. There is some slight damage to the painting on top, please view image. Comes with COA, map with short history of the area, pictures of the Lama that blessed it, iconography and other documents/pictures about the valley and the people.
Dimensions: W= 23.5" D= 7.25" H= 8"
Age: circa 1820
Materials: Asian cedar AKA juniper
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SPT05GS PRICE $1487.00 plus shipping, handling & insurance ~ Pacific Coast $38.00 ~ MTN States $42.00 ~ Mid-West $45.00 ~ East coast $48.00 ~ UK & Western Europe $135.00 Other destinations, contact David for quote:Please select appropriate shipping zone below:
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 November, 2011.