Antique Tibetan Buddhist altar table with deer prominently featured on the front doors. Deer, by nature, are extremely shy creatures, and their serene presence in a landscape represents a pure realm absent fear. There are Tibetan tales that tell of deer species so compassionate that they would come and try to resolve any conflict that arose; this of course made them easy prey for hunters. The sides, both similar, have a bouquet of Buddhist holy flowers seeming to grow from a large stack of Cintamani. The wood is Asian cedar solids. The trim is done in the kyungbur technique that dominates Tibetan Buddhist art. The only metal hardware on this piece are the circa 1700 brass coins on the drawer fronts. The hinges of the doors are wood-pegs in the doors that fit into a hole in the underside of the top & slide into a groove on the base. The door-pull is the vertical kyungbur trim in the center of the two doors. The top and back are not painted, they have been cleaned and treated with a penetrating wood preservative. The right door has a split and the top has a separation at a wood join; these are both rather old damage and the wood preservative should prevent any further separation. Comes with a COA, iconography and other supporting documents. the altar has been blessed by a high lama.
Material: Asian cedar
Age: circa early 1800s
Dimensions (overall) H=22.75" W=24" D=14.75"
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 27 January, 2015.