The top and front of this antique Tibetan Buddhist torma trunk are striking, with an excellently depicted Victory banner blowing in the breeze on the front and a uniquely stylized motif of 4-petaled flowers that also morphs into a beautiful Dharma Wheel representation in the center. The border of flowers around the front Auspicious Victory Banner is comprised of blue and red Chrysanthemums. There is great symbolisms on this trunk, with the presentation of Lotus buds on each side that are flourishing in the Mahamudra Mists. Please take time to read the iconography, located on the main listing
, 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 is brass. The copper cladding on the corners is a late 20th century addition. The back has brass hinges that have been replaced, but do not show in the image. 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. There is some damage to the paint on the edges of both sides of the trunk. This trunk comes with a brush-sign Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks at the Sange Monastery. There is also a map of the area, along with historical notes and pictures of the village and monasteries with explanations and other documentation. 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.
Dimensions: W=19.75" H=15.5" D=10"
Age: mid 1800s
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Torma Trunk C100-K7 Price $589~ Plus shipping & handling= WEST COAST $58 ~ MTN & MIDWEST = $62 ~ EAST COAST= $69. Contact David for a quote to other destinations.PLEASE SELECT APPROPRIATE SHIPPING ZONE BELOW
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 September, 2014.