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Lhasa style Tibetan Buddhist altar

Starting at: $1,365.00

This altar's general theme is one of enlightenment; understanding truth and the correct steps toward enlightenment. The top creatively presents the 4 noble truths and the Dharma in a well organized and flowing floral rendition. This theme is repeated on the drawer ends and the breakfront at the bottom of all four sides. Please refer to the iconography for details. This beautiful altar table was made for use in a Labrang (lama's residence) in central Tibet. When altars are painted on all 4 sides they are made to be placed in the center of a room with sufficient space to walk around. They were always circumambulated in a clockwise direction. This altar is painted on front, top, back, & both the right & left ends. This altar was never used and has been stored for decades, the large variances in temperatures have made effective cleaning difficult; this is evident on the sides. The only metal hardware on this piece are the brass Silk Road transit tax coins and round pull on the drawer-fronts at each end. The altar was made after a devastating genocidal attack by a Muslim army that killed more than half of the population in the Golden Valley. Details are available in the book "The Golden Valley; The Untold Story of the Other Cultural Center of Tibet". This altar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, a map of the Amdo region where the Sange monasteries are located and pictures of the lama that blessed this altar.

Dimensions: H=19.5" x W=31.5" x D=15.75"
Age: circa 1930-50
Materials: Juniper and pine

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Price $1365.00,plus shipping & handling
Shipping: West Coast $255, Mtn. States $269, Mid West $288, Atlantic coast $305 Other destinations contact us for a quote.


  • Model: C402-12 Truth that Leads to the
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 December, 2012.

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