Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

collapsing Altar and reading desk

Starting at: $795.00

Great art work on this lama's reading desk. The sides have a lotus blossom outlined in kyungbur that has the appearance of stability even with turbulent waters trying to force its position to change. The front has a wonderful set of Buddhist symbols that speak volumes: a 24ks gold offering bowl, emmanating subtle energy,that contains Cintamani, the Precious Queen's earrings and the Precious elephant's tusks along with the auspicious Treasure Jar and a jar of Tse Bum. The top which has a winter dragon with the usual flames at the joints and Cintamani ready to be clutched by the paws. 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 that is under the top. 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" W=30.25" D=13.5"

To read the iconography,  and view larger images click here

item #C500-21 Price $795.00, plus crating and shipping: ~WEST COAST $90.00 MTN STATES $105.00 ~ MID-WEST $115.00 ~ EAST COAST $125.00 other destinations, contact us for a quote

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 13 March, 2010.

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