Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

Tibetan Torma Trunk

Starting at: $975.00
Sale: $585.00
Save: 40% off


Very unusual painting on the front; what should be an offering bowl is some type of golden stand that is unknown as to what it represents. It could be barley stalks as barley is a staple of the Tibetan diet and used in several rituals. All painted surfaces of this antique Tibetan Buddhist torma trunk are striking, with excellent fine line detail complimenting the stunning renderings of Tibetan Buddhist symbols. The front border of flowers is comprised of blue and red Chrysanthemums, it surrounds the front's rendering of a a one of a kind offering bowl filled with Cintamani and two sets of elephant tusks and the Precious Queen's earrings. Below the offering bowl are leopard and tiger skins covered with fine cloth; this of course has a very tantric significance. The sky is filled with cumulus clouds and bilva fruit shows prominently. The sides feature the auspicious Parasol and the Precious General's insignia along with yogurt as one of the Eight Bringers of Good Fortune. The top has a lotus surrounded by durva grass with yogurt in the corners. 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 have propensity to break if the trunk is not opened with care. . 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. This trunk comes with a brush-signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks at the Senge Monastery. There is also a map of the area, along with images of the living Buddha that blessed it.

Material: Oil pine & JUNIPER
Dimensions: W=19.9" H=15.75" D=10"
Age: mid-late 1800s

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Torma Trunk C100-A12 Price $975.00 plus crating and shipping = WEST COAST $88 ~ MTN $97 ~ MIDWEST = $102 ~ EAST COAST= $113. Contact David for a quote to other destinations.


  • Model: C100-A12 tantric wisdom
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 November, 2019.

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