Religious and political ties between China and Tibet began under Emperor Yongle (1403-1424) who invited the first Tibetan Lama to the Ming court and thus started an interchange that continued into the Qing Dynasty of artistic ideas, styles, representations, and iconography between China and Tibet.

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  • Antique Portable Monk’s Prayer/StudyTable, Tibetan (7020HOL) $595

    Ht: 13.875”  W: 26.25”  D: 13.125”  | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    One of a pair of antique low tables on 3 folding bamboo-shaped leg supports, this traveling prayer/study table was designed for Tibetan monks or nomadic families to lay out sutras (scriptures), scrolls, books and other study materials and by Tibetan devotees as a personal altar/prayer table. It is simply decorated with painted florals on vines and a fruit offering bowl symbolizing flowering of enlightenment and opening of the heart.

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  • Antique Repoussé Earth Witnessing Buddha, Tibetan (0001LEM) $595

    H: 5.5”  W: 4.625”  D: 2” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This wonderful gilt metal antique Tibetan repoussé image portrays Buddha in earth witnessing mudra (hand touching position) under a trefoil arch at the moment of his enlightenment. Mounted on an L-shaped wood stand, it is in excellent condition. This 17th century Tibetan work was decommissioned and subsequently purchased from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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