Chosum stand AKA yak butter lamp stand with an iconic theme of grasping the jewels of wisdom; made in the late 19th century. A busy mongoose is on each of the front doors, both guarding and dispensing wisdom. Above the mongoose is a lotus getting ready to fully open. The drawers are above the doors with 17th century Chinese coins as the backing for the pulls, featuring rock cliffs in the form of Tibetan script that is a greeting of the utmost respect. The sides, completely done in kyungbur (the raised gesso outlining) feature an Infinite Knot sitting on an Ashoka throne. Please see iconography in main listing for more details. The Chösum stand is painted on both sides and the front, the top and back are not painted. This style evolved over the centuries, with the widening to two doors happening at the end of the 19th century. This Chösum stand comes with an iconography and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks. For historical information about this piece purchase the book "The Golden Valley; The Untold Story of the Other Cultural Center of Tibet"
Materials: Asian cedar & oil pine
Dimensions: H 31.4" W=29.5" D=15.6 "
Age circa: 1900
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Item #C617: Price $1475.00, plus shipping & handling
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 26 September, 2016.