Avalokiteshvara also known as Chenrizi (Chenrizin) are on the both the upper and lower front doors of this large, by Tibetan standards, storage and offering cabinet. It is uncommon to see deities on Tibetan Furniture and these storage shrines used in the Prayer Assembly hall are the only pieces I have seen thus painted. They were used to house teaching materials and also relics or clothes of past great teachers. The art work is very good with a general theme of help in overcoming the delusions and poisons that hinder our enlightenment. The top and both sides are painted with out any design or iconography. There is a twin to this cabinet that currently resides in Mexico. There are three drawers at the bottom, and two doors on each tier with the deities on them. The inside has been colored black and finished which is typical of cabinetry used in the temple, by a high lama or as in this case in the Prayer and Assembly hall. Generally when Tibetan furniture is not stained dark it was not used in the temple, rather it was either in storage for a future sale or used in a monk's residence. We removed a total of 8 of these cabinets from the Prayer Hall, 4 on each side, painted in sets of 2, so each cabinet has a twin and this is the last available cabinet of this type.
This cabinet comes with a brush-signed Certificate of Authenticity, the iconography and meditational aid, map of the area with short history, and pictures of the area, people, their homes and essays about their lifestyle and economy.
Material: Asian Cedar
Dimensions: H= 44.5" W= 48"
Depth of the top tier = 12.75"
Depth of the bottom tier = 17.5"
Height of the bottom tier = 29".
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B001-08 Price $4,795.00, plus shipping & handling West Coast $510, Mtn. States $535, Mid West $575, Atlantic coast $595 Other destinations, contact us for a quote~ this piece ships OTR carrier to your driveway. PLEASE SELECT APPROPRIATE SHIPPING ZONE BELOW
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 18 December, 2010.