Tibetan Buddhist High Lama's offering cabinet from a Labrang at the Sange Monastery. The overall theme of this cabinet's iconography is that of prowess to heal afflictions, both of oneself and of others. This Tibetan Buddhist offering cabinet would be used in tantric practice. The mantra on the front doors is OM MANI PADMI HUM with an extra syllable at each end. There is an interior shelf behind the two doors. The shelf is about 1/2 inch thick & made from Asian cedar planks. The two drawers at the bottom have solid brass pulls. This cabinet does not have any kyungbur, which is unusual for items coming from the Sange Monastery. The door frames, mantra and the 'T' wave are done with 24kt gold, with tamarin blossoms painted over the top of the gold on the frame. The top is painted red, it has the cloth underlayment with kaolin coating, which was the custom for this particular artistic group during the mid-late 19th century. Both sides of this cabinet are painted the same. The door-hinges & handles are solid brass. There is an interior shelf which was present in the Lama'soffering cabinets from 1840 to about 1940. Both sides have similar paint damage, structure is sound. There is a split on the left door, however it has been there for decades. There is also some loss of gold on the mantra on the right door. The tigers on the two doors were painted by different artists, which is common in Tibetan art. Comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity, brush signed by a monk at the Sange Monastery.
Age: 1840-1860 Material: Asian Cedar with some ash
Dimensions: H= 40 " W= 33 " D= 15 5/8 "
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 18 September, 2010.