Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

Chosum Stand AKA yak butter lamp stand

Starting at: $1,425.00

A late 19th century Chosum stand AKA yak butter lamp stand with an iconic theme of casting out poisons, overcoming delusions while realizing immortality is reality. Two albino elephants are engaged in a care free existence in a magical setting of mountains, active clouds with beneficial fruit floating in the sky are rendered on the front doors. The sides give prominent place to a Tse Bum (nectar of immortality) jar held aloft by a neatly detailed Ashoka pad. The drawers are above the doors with 17th century Chinese coins as the backing for the pulls, featuring Mahamudra Mists. Please see iconography in main listing for more details. The sides are completely done in kyungbur (the raised gesso outlining). The Chösum stand is painted on both sides and the front, the top and back are not painted. This style evolved over the centuries, with the widening to two doors happening at the end of the 19th century. This Chösum stand comes with an iconography and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks. For historical information about this piece purchase the book "The Golden Valley; The Untold Story of the Other Cultural Center of Tibet"

Materials: Asian cedar & oil pine
Dimensions: H 31.5" W=29.5" D=15.75 "
Age circa: 1900

To see larger images and read further details see main listing

Item #C616: Price $1425.00, plus shipping & crating
West Coast $250~ Mtn. States $269~ Mid West $275~Atlantic coast $285
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  • Model: C616 albino elephants
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 November, 2014.

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