This is a very nice Tibetan Buddhist Lama's altar, made to be placed in the center of the room as it is painted on all four sides; it would have been in front of the lama during his teachings with students around it facing the lama. The two front doors, with a Snowlion on one and a leopard on the other, open using the center divide. This style is typical of the 15 and 1600s. One point of special interest is the purple pigments seen on the doors, purple was a very rare pigment and was unstable during storage, so it had to be used within a very short period of time, once applied however it remains stable. The door with the Snowlion on it has some type of mar, that most likely is the result of a burn. The sides have a very ornate double Dorje laid out nicely in the kyungbur, with 24kt gold inside of the kyungbur designs: the corners of the sides have a durva grass and Infinite knot design. The back again is done in monochrome with the central design of a four petaled flower that morphs into a torma that is interconnected with durva grass design. The kyungbur on the back and sides is excellent, a bit thicker than what one would have seen 80 years earlier, yet not as thick as in the 1800s and later. The top is not painted, however has a heavy wax and soot residue and there exists some splitting of the boards, which are attached with wood dowels that can be seen from the top. There is some damage on this piece other than the front right door, most of it on the back; please examine the images carefully; the price has been heavily discounted for these blemishes. Comes with a COA signed by one of the monks, an iconography and other supporting documents of interest.
Materials: Juniper, and other woods
Dimensions H= 17 " W= 20.5 " D= 14.25 "
To view larger images and read the iconography see main listing
C016-01 Price $1385.00 Plus shipping & crating~ EAST COAST $264.00 ~ MIDWEST $245 ~ MTN STATES $219.00 ~ WEST COAST $192.00; other destinations, contact David@baronet4tibet.com for a quote PLEASE SELECT APPROPRIATE SHIPPING ZONE BELOW
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 August, 2015.