Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

Lhasa style Tibetan Buddhist altar

Starting at: $1,645.00

This altar's general theme is one of acquiring Bodhichitta wisdom to become a Bodhisattva. The top, front and back have beautiful offering bowls filled with Cintamani, the jewel of wisdom. The top additionally has subtle energy radiating out from the bowl signifying the creative and life changing power of the Bodhisattva. The offering bowls have also elephant tusks representing the overcoming of obstacles and what is quite unusual is in the offering bowl on the back the elephant tusks are colored red; maybe it represents a truly wrathful elephant that accomplishes much. This beautiful altar table was made for use in a Labrang (lama's residence) in central Tibet. When altars are painted on all 4 sides they are made to be placed in the center of a room with sufficient space to walk around. They were always circumambulated in a clockwise direction. This altar is painted on front, top,  back, & both the right & left ends. This altar was never used and has been stored for decades, the large variances in temperatures have made effective cleaning difficult; this is evident on the sides.   The only metal hardware on this piece are the brass Silk Road transit tax coins and round pull on the drawer-fronts at each end. The altar was made after a devastating genocidal attack by a Muslim army that killed more than half of the population in the Golden Valley. Details are available in the book "The Golden Valley; The Untold Story of the Other Cultural Center of Tibet", which comes with the altar table. This altar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, a map of the Amdo region where the Sange monasteries are located and pictures of the lama that blessed this altar.

Dimensions: H=20" x W=31.5" x D=15.75"   
Age: circa 1930-50
Materials: Juniper and pine

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Price $1645.00,plus shipping & handling
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  • Model: C401-19 wisdom of Bodhisattva
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 29 November, 2014.

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