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    • Metal Box: Possibly a Charm/Talisman

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    • Possibly a Charm Box. Front and back centered by a coral around with intertwining motif of leafy vine. Looped through a ring at bottom a tie-shaped piece of leather with narrow piece imposed and attached atop it and diamond shaped silver piece at...
    • Prayer Wheel (Drum) only

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    • Drum of a fine metal prayer wheel with fine filigree soldered to metal ground with four rosettes on body of drum, consisting of seven small cabochon-shaped turquoise in each rosette, and a ring of turquoise on bottom of drum. Weight normally...
    • Gahu: Tibetan Shrine

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    • Gahu travel shrine. Silver facing on the front, is heavily decorated in repousse with added gold decoration to highlight the shrine-like frame that would have surrounded a small painting of a deity in the now-empty space at the center. These Gahu...
    • PHURBU (Ritual Dagger)

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    • At the center portion of this phurbu is the vajra (indestructable diamond force) which is topped with the 3 faces of Dorje (deity associated with the vajra) whose head is crowned by a horse's head. Below the vajra is a makara (mythical animal) and...
    • Kalasa: Ritual Libation Vessel

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    • Water is an important element in Tibetan rituals and is always present on the altar. During rituals, lamas sprinkle water on the figures of deities and on worshippers to wash away defilements. The Kalasa is used as the libation vessel.
    • Padmasambhava

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    • Bronze sculpture of a Tantric Buddhist guru. Padmasambhava, a Tantric Buddhist guru from India, was brought to Tibet by King Thisong Detson about A.D. 770 to solve problems between the indigenous Bon beliefs and the more recently introduced...
    • Kubera

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    • Seated Kubera holding a mongoose which spews pearls. Ritual gilt bronze inlaid with turquoise and ruby cabachons. On wood stand.
    • Hayagriva (Garuda Form) and Consort

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    • Tantric sculpture of Hayagriva (Horse-Necked One), a dharmapala and protector of horses, in the Gaurda (winged) form. Figure is a wrathful manifestation with 3 heads, 6 arms, 4 legs, and ferocious eyes. The upper pair of the six arms holds the paws...
    • Padmapani

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    • Gilt bronze statue of Padmapani. "A sculpture of a [seated] deity known as the Lotus Bearer."
    • Lhamo (Ritual Figure)

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    • Gilt bronze Dharmapala. Astride mule, on base. (See restrictions, below) Lhamo is one of the eight Dharmapalas (protectors of the faith). This terrifying female destroys enemies of the faith with her Khatvanga (magic wand) and collects their blood...
    • Sitatara (White Tara: Feminine Deity)

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    • One of the group of saviouresses. Sitatara has 7 eyes (2 regular ones plus an eye on the forehead (urna) and eyes on thE palms of the hands and the soles of the feet). She is seated in dhyanasana (position of meditation) on a double lotus pedestal....
    • Yamantaka and Consort

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    • Yamantka (Conqueror of Death), one of the Eight Dharmapalas (Defenders of the Faith) is represented in the malevolent Bhairava form. This form with the head of a bull has two arms, the right hand holding a dandra (staff) with a skeleton on top, and...

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