Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

Tibetan Buddhist scripture storage box

Starting at: $649.00

Very good lay out and excellent kyungbur on this well done Tibetan Buddhist storage box. The mantra on each end of the box is OM AH HOM, which is the "Body~Speech~Mind" of Buddha, as in one's acquisition of these properties and is written in the regular Tibetan script, although is is not readily visible. The sides show lots of motion and interaction. The art work is very good, the colors are vibrant on this box; thematically it is about understanding the inter connectivity and cause and effect of those things we do in our life. The Infinite knot on this sides give way to Durva grass as a reminder that through out all of our lives we have an effect on the cosmos. The top has one rarely seen icon, a stylized thread cross, which is a torma ritual item, done in gold kyungbur, the iconography contains more details. This scripture storage box was never pressed into service and has been in storage for a several decades at the Senge Monastery. It is quite customary for the monasteries to make more items then they can distribute as they are in the business of providing Tibetan Buddhist functional art for the other monasteries all over Tibet. This box was patterned after the late 18th and early 19th century boxes. If it would have been sent out to be used for scripture storage the interior would have been stained a very dark purple. The front and back are basically the same. The top opens by sliding to the left.

Comes with COA (via snail mail), and the following documents sent via email in PDF;  iconography and the picture of lama that blessed the box,

Dimensions: W= 26" x D= 8" x H=8" (measurements approximate)
Age: early 20th century
Materials: unknown hardwoods

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SST06GS PRICE $649.00 plus shipping, handling & insurance; Pacific Coast $68.00 ~ MTN States $77.00 ~ Mid-West $85.00 ~ East coast $92.00~~ western Europe $165.00  Other destinations, contact David for quote;


  • Model: SGT07GS
  • Shipping Weight: 18lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 August, 2014.

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