18TH-19TH C. TIBETIAN PICTORIAL "ZANPAR"
Himalayan Mountains, Tibet
Period/Date: 18th- 19th century
Description: This remarkable piece features 31 separate pictorial glyphs of animals, insects, demonic spirits and human figures finely incised on each side. When you consider that each glyph is one centimeter or less it is apparent how truly special this piece is. According to my colleague Robert Brundage, Tsampa (barley meal and yak butter dough) was pressed into the appropriate images to produce ritual sacrificial offerings (T. glud) for good fortune and protection from malevolent spirits that create disorder. Presented on a custom metal display stand.
Dimensions: Length: 8.5" (21.5 cm), Width .75" (2 cm)
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