This is one of the very few older reading desks we have. There is Tibetan writing on the backside apron. We were not able to get a full translation of the text. There are three sentences in the text, there is a reference to Palden( Lhamo) and a wish for good fortune at the end. The spelling is very critical in Tibetan as all of the figures of a sentence are run together and every thing must be perfect to be understood. Palden Lhamo is said to reside in the mountains just west of the Lower Sange Monastery. Pictures of Palden Lhamo's mountain dwelling place will be supplied to the purchaser. This portable altar table is also used as a reading desk. 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 end boad, and then the front support, the entire board pivots over the top of the two end supports into a cavity that is under the top. The gold work on the sides, the kyungbur writing and the apron design is 24kt gold. The front support has Snowlions, the top in addition to the prayer has several of the 8 Auspicious symbols. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity brush signed by a monk at the Sange monastery.
Age: circa 1800
Dimensions (overall) H=10.75" W=28.75" D=11.5"
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 13 March, 2010.