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    • Prayer Wheel

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    • Drum of carved ivory; human bone handle. The carved ivory drum with coral and turquoise insets encloses a prayer which is activated whenever the wheel is rotated, each turn sending this prayer heavenward. NOTE: Ivory drum has a bad crack which...
    • Silver Butter Lamp (Cho-Kung)

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    • The bowl, stem and base are usually three separately made sections joined into one. The base has modified, skirt-like lotus-petal design. This everted-rimmed bowl is ornamented with four rope-like bands.
    • Brass Stem Cups (pr.)

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    • Around the body of each of these hand-crafted Tibetan step cups (a) (b) is a band of six oval plaques with bird and tree design, each separated by narrow, oblong plaques enclosing local symbols.
    • 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...
    • GAHU (Family Shrine or Amulet Box)

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    • Gahu, with copper body. Silver embossed front is embossed with foliage patterns that closely resemble cloud patterns or scensor; also decorated with Buddhist symbols. Has four handles. Entwined dragons flanking opening; base of opening has two...
    • Padmapani

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    • Gilt bronze statue of Padmapani. "A sculpture of a [seated] deity known as the Lotus Bearer."
    • 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...
    • Snuff Bottle

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    • Copper, ivory, turquoise and coral. Copper with carved ivory facings, and inset with turquoise and coral. Snuff bottle attached to base. Adhered to wood stand.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Ritual Silver Butter Lamp (Cho-Kung)

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    • The bowl, stem and base are usually three separately made sections joined into one. The base has modified, skirt-like lotus-petal design; the stem is ornamented with blossoms. This everted-rimmed bowl is ornamented with three characters.
    • Dameru (Ritual Hand Drum)

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    • The folk-type dameru is shaped from two blocks of wood (can be other materials) into two hollow bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs...
    • 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...

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