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Collapsing Altar and reading desk

Starting at: $745.00

Good art work on this Tibetan lama's reading desk. The sides feature a stack of Cintamani wrapped in kusha grass representing flames that burn away ignorance. The top has a pheasant which is a wonderfully complex icon (see iconography in main listing). The front has an Ashoka blossom, the second of the holy trinity of Tibetan Buddhist flowers, it is surrounded by mare's tail cumulus clouds, durva grass and is flanked by rock cliffs representing the scriptures. It was used by a high lama to read and teach the Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. The end supports pivot underneath the table top, the entire front support then pivots over the top of the two end supports into a cavity (image not of this reading desk) that is under the top. this made the reading desk highly portable. The apron continuing around to the back side is done in the hallmark kyungbur that originated at the Sange Monasteries in the 13th century. The gold work on the sides and front is 24kt gold. The size of the top is just perfect for reading the loose leaf pages of Tibetan scriptures, while the opening in the back allows for the reader to sit in the diamond position with the top over their legs. More information is available in our recently published book that is available here and on Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity brush signed by a monk at the Sange monastery, a PDF of the iconography with images and a PDF of the lama that blessed the table.

Age: circa 1930-40
Dimensions (overall) H=12.25" W=30.25" D=13.5"

to read additional details and view larger images see main listing.

C500-20 Price $745.00, plus crating and shipping: ~WEST COAST $90.00 MTN STATES $105.00 ~ MID-WEST $115.00 ~ EAST COAST $125.00


  • Model: C500-20 pheasant top
  • Shipping Weight: 25lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 November, 2014.

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