Art made in Tibet by Tibetan monks

Tibetan Buddhist Tea table

Starting at: $1,385.00

The Tibetan Buddhist altars iconic theme is having a long life enabling one to free yourself from poisons and delusions that prevent enlightenment. The sides have gold shou/longevity symbols outlined in kyungbur. The front has 4 of the 8-auspicious symbols, while the back has an unusual gold offering bowl filled with jewels and some of Chakravartin's precious possessions. This table primarily served as a tea table. Tea tables were lower than the standard residential altar by 3-5 inches. Most of the surviving tea tables have heat damage to the front doors, fortunately this is one of the few that does not. Note that each door was painted by a different artist, although both were part of the same artistic group, which was and still is the norm at the Senge Monasteries. Top was used as a work bench after the tea table was retired from tea service, however all of the paint splatters have been removed. There is an iconography available as a meditation aid for this altar, see main listing. 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 item is painted on front, back, & both the right & left ends. I have cleaned the old wax and accumulated soot from this piece and treated the painted surfaces with a preservative. The insides have not been thoroughly cleaned, some of the original wax is still present as evidenced by the foggy patches.

There is paint and kyungbur that is damaged on this piece at the bottoms of the legs.

The Tibetan Buddhist altar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, an iconography explaining the theme and meanings of the various icons; there is also pictures of the lama that blessed this altar.

Dimensions: H=17" x W=20.62" x D=14.25"
Age: circa 1690-1730
Materials: Juniper and pine

To read the iconography and view larger images see main listing.

Price $1385.00, plus shipping & handling
Shipping: West Coast $195, Mtn. States $219, Mid West $245, Atlantic coast $264 Other destinations contact us for a quote.


  • Model: C015 auspicious symbols
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 April, 2017.

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