The Tibetan Buddhist altars iconic theme is the union of wisdom and method by following the scriptures; the sub theme is selfless sacrifice, healing and spiritual growth leading to enlightenment. The top is exquisitely painted with a plethora of buddhist symbols all set in the Mahamudra mists of the pure lands, and is bordered by blue and red chrysanthemums. The front and back have a lotus blossom in full bloom flanked by mare's tail cumulus clouds. The art work is clean and well done, the kyungbur (the raised outlining) is excellent. There is an iconography available as a meditation aid for this altar, see main listing
. 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 item is painted on front, top, back, & both the right & left ends. This altar was never used and has been stored for decades. 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 Tibetan Buddhist altar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, an iconography explaining the theme and meanings of the various icons, a map of the Amdo region where the Sange monasteries are located, and pictures and additional information about the monasteries and people of the Golden Valley; there is also pictures of the lama that blessed this altar.
Dimensions: H=19.75" x W=31.5" x D=15.75"
Age: circa 1930-50
Materials: Juniper and pine
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Price $1595.00, plus shipping & handling
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 August, 2014.