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Torma trunk Tibetan

Starting at: $525.00

The front of this antique Tibetan torma trunk, all outlined in excellently applied kyungbur, has two golden fish surrounding a divination mirror while looking at a Cintamani. they are stationed on an Ashoka blossom, the second of the holy trinity of Buddhist flowers. The border on the front is done in an italicized thunder-wave. The top features two Champaka blossoms, the third of the holy trinity of Buddhist flowers, that always remind me of fireworks. Each side has an Ashoka blossom with lotus blossoms pointing towards it from each corner. 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 that may break if not handled with care. 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-K6 Price $525~ 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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  • Model: C100-K6 2 golden fish and mirror
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 November, 2014.

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