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Torma Trunk

Starting at: $525.00

The front of this antique Tibetan torma trunk, all outlined in excellently applied kyungbur, features a golden dragon with Cintamani in his paws. The top displays three lottus blossoms above what appears to be turbulent water. The sides have a stylized lotus. The handles on the sides are bats, which have been fastened in an upside-down position; these were made to be fastened in the other direction, however, the symbolically correct position of a bat in tibetan symbolism is flying down. Please take time to read the iconography to get an understanding of the richness of karmic thought that comes with this trunk. The handles on the sides and the lid's closure are brass. The copper cladding on the corners is a late 20th century addition. The back has brass hinges are 21st century replacements. The front, top and sides are done in the raised kyungbur technique that is a hall mark of the Sange artists since at least the 12th century. The trunk has been cleaned as it had a layer of soot and wax on it which obscured the painting detail, after cleaning the painted parts were coated with a clear acrylic enamel to protect the painted surfaces and the unpainted wood was treated with a penetrating Danish furniture oil to provide decades of protection. This trunk comes with a brush-sign Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks at the Senge Monastery; we also provide an iconography and images of the lama that blessed it.


Material: juniper and oil pine
Dimensions: W=19.75" H=15.5" D=9.88"
Age: circa 1860-80


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Torma Trunk C100-K4 Price $525.00 ~ Plus crating and shipping = WEST COAST $88 ~ MTN $97 ~ MIDWEST = $102 ~ EAST COAST= $113. Contact David for a quote to other destinations.


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 February, 2011.

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