ritual box

painted leather on wood; iron and copperĀ fittings
Tibet, 17th cent.
size: 56,5 x 26 x 20,5 cm.

Rare box, used for the storage of the (tantric) ritual implements.
Very finely painted in gold lines: on the front different animals (belonging to the kanze-offering) around a central Kirtimukha; on the top a gold-drawing of the wishing-jewels (norbu)

ex: old Dutch collection (since 1968)
ex: Bob van Grevenbroek (`Dutch Bob’), Kathmandu



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